The Doors Concert at the Washington Hilton in 1967

The Washington Hilton was a happenin’ place to see live music apparently, with Hendrix also playing there in ’68. Thanksgiving was the following Thursday, so I imagine a large number of kids were home from college, and what better way to take a break than watch Morrison, Manzarek, Densmore and Krieger?

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The Doors International Ballroom ticket
Ticket stub for the Doors – November 25th, 1967

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The Doors play the Washington Hilton - 1967
The Doors play the Washington Hilton – 1967

Thanks to Google, I found a number of these images here. And if you want to read a ridiculous amount of information about the Doors, go here. The Internet is amazing.

  • Richard Brown

    Thanks much, I was at this concert, but it has long seemed like a dream. I’ve tried to cultivate memories of this event. I also used to go to the Ambassador Theatre, not far removed. Eh, what times!

  • http://[email protected] Richard C. Brown

    I should be able to do better. I was 17; with my 13-year-old brother, I drove down from Hagerstown to see this show. It felt strange, entering such a plush venue to see a rock & roll show. Previously we had been to the old , old DC Armory on New York Ave. to see the Yardbirds in a package show. We were early and staked out a soft leather booth and looked around at the marble ballroom. I remember it was fairly sparsely attended. We had a good view sitting. The Doors were not yet the phenomenon they would become. Indeed, this was a restrained shoe for them, compared to what would happen in Miami a short time later. I remember seeing Morrison in expensive leather pants (unusual for the day when ragged jeans were the fashion standard). With all the fancy leather around I remember wondering if I really belonged there. But the show lived up to our expectations, based on that first album.