The Doors sign-in sheet for a 1968 Waiting for the Sun recording session

28 Oct

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “J. Morrison,” “John Densmore,” “Robby Krieger,” and “R. Manzarek,” on a 7 x 8.75 guest register page from a Los Angeles recording studio sign-in book, dated January 24, 1968. Vince Treanor, the Doors longtime road manager, signed above the musicians’ signatures, adding the band’s name. Above Treanor’s signature and on the opposite side of the page are signatures of Bee Gees musicians and personnel, including Barry Gibb (2), Maurice Gibb (2), Robin Gibb (2), and Colin Petersen (2). In fine condition.

This recording session for the band’s third album, Waiting for the Sun—which became their first and only number one record—was marred by Morrison’s increased dependence on drugs and alcohol. Earlier in the month, charges stemming from his infamous arrest during a concert in New Haven were dropped, and five days after this recording session he was arrested again after being beaten by security guards outside the Pussycat a’ Go Go, a Las Vegas casino. When the police arrived, they took him in under charges of vagrancy, public drunkenness, and failure to possess sufficient identification. Single items signed by the complete Doors lineup are exceedingly difficult to find, especially from such an important and turbulent period in the band’s existence. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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