Thursday is the second annual Day of the Doors in Los Angeles, and in honor of the legendary band, intersecting street signs for Morrison Street and Densmore Avenue will be revealed in Encino in honor of Doors drummer John Densmore and late singer Jim Morrison.
The two streets have long been in existence, and although they were not named after the musicians, the new signs marking the intersection will be placed in their honor.
City Councilman Paul Koretz is scheduled to lead the ceremony and Densmore is expected to be on hand to read some of Morrison’s poetry.
Koretz’s office said the two roads currently have separate signs on separate corners at the intersection, but the new signs will mark the intersection together on one sign.
The “Day Of The Doors” was first proclaimed in 2017 in Los Angeles in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary. The proclamation was made by Councilman Mike Bonin during a public event in Venice, followed by a performance by founding Doors members Densmore and Robby Krieger.
The Doors formed in Venice in the 1960s and went to become one of the most influential bands of the era with hits including “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” and “L.A. Woman.”
The unveiling is scheduled for 10 a.m. at 5000 Densmore Ave.
—City News Service
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