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|Again, we move back into the past
with The Doors Quarterly Magazine #13, which was sent to
our readers on March 13, 1987 ...
Yes yes, that's 33 years ago, and at the time of writing this new intro, we're nearing the end of this awful Corona year 2020 ...
Let me guide you through one of the last copies of DQ13 to have survived. Anyway, it was part of the early Quarterlies that got xeroxed only.
This issue had its intro written in English, because more and more fans from countries all over the world had become subscribers.
For preparing this DQ 13, no computer or Internet, let alone emails and quick whatsapp services were available.
Everything got typed on my old and heavy electric typewriter and the bigger letters for headings used to be pretty expensive rub-off letters
on small plastic sheets or plastic lettering tapes. Those were the days - slow post office services and incredibly expensive phone calls
to fans in foreign countries used to be the only way to communicate and get information for a new DQ in the works.
Let's check what's in this issue:
For the intro Danny Sugerman wrote something pointing to those fans vandalizing Jim's grave, destroying the peace it deserves.
Danny was asking people to show respect. That wish unfortunately never did come true, just remember the riot on July 3rd 1991.
For a visual history of the grave, check the wonderful "Visual history of Jim Morrisons grave" website here:
Fine news following - "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" EP and video were announced, and poetry from the "127 Fascination Box"
plus poems by Jim written in Paris were about to be published by The Doors (source: Ray Manzarek) ... Newspaper clips about the box are
reprinted in this DQ in their entirety. An article by Thomas Collmer on "Five to One" plus Part Two of "The Morrison Mirage" written by
Michael Horowitz for Crawdaddy magazine in 1969 are next. Truly interesting. So is an interview by John Tobler with the three
surviving Doors called "The Doors in a Nutshell - 64 Quick Questions", done for Zig Zag Magazine in 1972.
"Bootlegging The Doors" follows and sheds some light on different pressings of illegal Doors LPs, this time the super rare "Kralingen" bootleg,
which had songs from the Isle of Wight on it, plus the famous "Moonlight Drive - The Scream of the Butterfly Live at the Matrix 1967" disc.
I did my best to find out more about the many different pressings of this bootleg. How do I know all that? Well, when buying a record like this,
I always talked to the seller to find out more. By the way, I bought my first copy of "Moonlight Drive" in 1974 at the Amsterdam flea market,
and I was told by the guy who owned the stall that he had acquired a couple of copies just the week before.
Robby Krieger spoke to Harvey Perr on May 6, 1970 ... this interview never saw the light of day in a magazine - until I got a transcript of the
interview and added it to DQ 13. And, what's so interesting about The Doors / The Stranglers? Find out for yourselves in an article called
"The Doors Connection". 4 pages of letters from fans and an interview with Frank Lisciandro by Antoine Légat mostly about the
"An American Prayer" LP finish this DQ 13.
A free poster was
added to this DQ, but honestly I forgot which one.