Miley Cyrus, Dennis Quaid and The Struts Join Robby Krieger To Celebrate The Doors’ 50th Anniversary of ‘Morrison Hotel’ at The Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood

The Doors’ iconic album, Morrison Hotel, was released exactly 50 years ago, today, on February 9th, 1970. On the eve of the album’s half-centennial anniversary, rock stars collided at West Hollywood’s Sunset Marquis where music lovers and legends fêted the 50th anniversary of Morrison Hotel. Hosted…

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The Doors’ iconic album, Morrison Hotel, was released exactly 50 years ago, today, on February 9th, 1970.

On the eve of the album’s half-centennial anniversary, rock stars collided at West Hollywood’s Sunset Marquis where music lovers and legends fêted the 50th anniversary of Morrison Hotel.

Hosted by industry trailblazers John Varvatos and Timothy White at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood and sponsored by Jack Daniels, the homecoming celebration paid homage to the record’s release 50 years ago with a poolside performance helmed by The Doors’ guitarist and co-founder, Robby Krieger.

Robby Krieger and Tangiers Blues Band – (a NYC group who have shared the stage with artists such as Bruce SpringsteenEddie VedderBrandi Carlisle, and many more) – along with an impressive roster of acclaimed musicians lent their respective talents to some of The Doors’ time-honored greatest hits.

Miley Cyrus and producer Andrew Watt covered “Back Door Man”, The Struts’ chilling take on “Riders on The Storm” and Dennis Quaid brought the house down with his version of “L.A. Woman”. Other performers included, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records artist BadflowerGary Clark, Jr.Nicole AtkinsChris Voss (The Record Company), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), The Eagles of Death Metal, guitarist Jimmy Vavino, Michael Bolton and Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet). 

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. On public view through February 23rd, the exhibition leans heavily on rare outtakes from photographer and co-founder of the gallery, Henry Diltz’s impromptu Morrison Hotel session… that almost didn’t happen. The exhibit also features another 20+ fine art prints – a monumental glimpse inside The Doors’ sensational career, spanning the gamut from iconic to never-before-seen.

As the story goes, photographer Henry Diltz arrived at the transient Morrison Hotel with The Doors only to be denied photographic permission by an unwitting desk clerk who, in stepping away for a few minutes, missed out on mischief that created one of the most prolific portraits in music history.

A half-century after the release of Morrison Hotel, phenomenal music remains the great unifier; transcending age, genre, race and language, fans were – and still are – delighted to witness the legendary and durational legacy of The Doors’ Morrison Hotel.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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