The Doors 1966 ASCAP membership applications

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The Doors’s individual applications for writer membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, each one page, 7.5 x 10, all dated between October 10–14, 1966, and each filled out and signed by a member of the group. Jim Morrison has printed his full name, “James Douglas Morrison,” on the first line, listed his place of birth, “Melbourne, Florida,” signing at the bottom, “J. Morrison,” adding his current Hollywood, California, address underneath. The three remaining members have also printed out their full names, places of birth, current California addresses, and signed “Raymond A. Manzarek,” “John Densmore,” and “Robert A. Krieger,” at the bottom of their respective application. All four are triple-cloth-matted and framed with a group portrait and a small plaque to an overall size of 36.5 x 31. In fine condition.

Having recorded their first album at the end of August 1966, it became necessary for the…

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