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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) John Densmore of The Doors joins R.A.T.S., (Rock Against Terrorism) during Music Biz 2016 at Renaissance Hotel on May 15, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Legendary Doors drummer John Densmore celebrates his birthday today (December 1), and in his honor, we’re sharing this delightfully vintage clip of him touring iconic Doors landmarks in their hometown of Los Angeles.  The footage is a bit grainy but Densmore’s audio and commentary are great. 

This video from an early E! Channel special covers all the major hot spots, from The Whisky on the Sunset Strip and beyond.  (This writer’s personal favorite was Densmore pointing out the band’s old office space and how a strip club that was located next door has since been transformed into a fast food joint.)

John Densmore tours the old Doors sites

On the beat with John Densmore as he tours various "Doors" locations in California.

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.