The Doors‘ iconic album, Morrison Hotel, was released exactly 50 years ago, today, on February 9th, 1970.
Rock stars gathered at West Hollywood’s Sunset Marquis Hotel, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Morrison Hotel. This is also the album’s half-centennial anniversary.
John Varvatos and Timothy White hosted the star-studded event which was sponsored by Jack Daniels. It was a celebration of the record’s release 50 years ago with poolside performance helmed by The Doors’ guitarist and co-founder, Robby Krieger.
In addition to Robby Krieger and Tangiers Blues Band, the event garnered an impressive roster of acclaimed musicians who lent their talents to some of The Doors’ time-honored greatest hits.
Not only was this a musical moment, but the Morrison Hotel Gallery also celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a new photography exhibit in the gallery located inside the hotel’s lobby. Fans can view the display of rare images taken by the photographer and co-founder of the gallery Henry Diltz through February 23rd. In addition to Diltzs’ work, 20+ fine art prints and a rare glimpse inside The Doors’ sensational career will also be on display.
Scroll through the images below to view the celebration.