Doors Memorabilia is the Ultimate Gift
People are always looking for the Ultimate Gift for a friend or family member. What else would make a better gift than something signed by a Sport or Movie star or their favourite Musician or Band. Imagine seeing the look on their face when they unwrap their gift and are blown away by what they now have just received.
Signed Memorabilia is the ultimate gift. It means something, it’s special, it comes with a certificate of authenticity and most importantly it will increase in value. Most gifts whether for Birthday, Christmas or just because you love and respect the person don’t increase in value as time goes on but Signed Memorabilia does. Take for instance the sad and untimely death of basketballer Kobe Bryant the demand for his memorabilia skyrocketed as well as the prices the day after his death.
Same as when Michael Jackson Passed away his signed memorabilia increased by thirty percent minutes after details of his death were announced. My Father is a huge Beach Boys fan and I recently bought him a framed picture signed by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, he was so happy when he opened it he immediately put it up on his wall in the living room and I get to see it every time I visit and remember the joy it gave him.
I also know the remaining members of The Beach Boys days are sadly numbered and I will definitely telling my father to get the items valued. Your Love One or friend will be so surprised and happy with this amazing gift and will show it off in their home for many years to come.
If signed memorabilia is out of your price range you can also find awesome memorabilia on eBay and Amazon that will also make a perfect gift for any Doors fan.
Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida on December the 8th, 1943 he was the son of an Admiral and was moved from base to base as a child.
In 1947, when he was four years old, Morrison allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, during which a truck overturned and some Native Americans were lying injured at the side of the road. The story goes that a spirit of one of the dead leapt into Jim’s soul.
Jim loved to read especially poetry and philosophy, he would devour books one after the other from writers like William Blake, Friedrich Nietzshe and Arthur Rimbaud. Jim’s mother Clara would give him money to get clothes and he would go to the Salvation Army by a cheap shirt and spend the rest on books.
Jim decides to go to UCLA to study Film after he was living with his Grandparents because his Mother couldn’t stand his outlandish and somewhat cruel behavior. This is where he took an interest in Shamanism and writing poetry. After having no money and living on the rooftop of a building inhabited by his old UCLA cinematography friend, Dennis Jacobs, he wrote the lyrics of many of the early songs the Doors would later perform live and record on albums.
Jim’s encounter with Ray Manzarek who was also a film student at UCLA on the beach in Venice would be the most important meeting in the Door’s career. After some small talk Jim tells Ray about songs he’s been writing and uncomfortably sings Moonlight drive to Ray. Amazed by the lyrics, Manzarek said “Let’s start a rock n’ roll band and make a million dollars.” Ray was already in a band called Rick and the Ravens as keyboardist and lead singer, Jim had actually got up on stage with them in a little cafe and sang Louie Louie although he apparently screamed it more than sang.
Not long after drummer John Densmore joins the band and introduces Jim and Ray to Robby Krieger an amazing guitarist that John and worked with before. Now we have The Doors. This section tells how the band found their way to playing at the Whiskey a go go on the sunset strip after playing at a very small and dingy bar called the London Fog. It was also around this time when Jim would meet the love of his life, the one he called his ‘cosmic mate’ Pamela Courson. LSD had long been the drug of choice in the 60’s and for Jim well he loved it. One night at the Whiskey and Jim is heavily on Acid he performs the lyrics to a song called ‘The End’. Jim failed to tell the others in the band that he had new lyrics to the song and because they were quite shocking stating he wanted to kill his father and f___ his mother they were promptly fired from the Whiskey and rehired a few days later.
Two years would pass before they would get a contract with Elektra records, Jac Holzman, who operated Elektra Records, signed up The Doors and by early 1967, the band’s first album was released and Morrison and the guys became major stars after having a number one hit with ‘Light my Fire’. After touring the U.S. and Europe, The doors were well on their way to becoming the biggest band in America.
Fame has turned Jim into Jimbo, a hard drinking out of control alter ego that would make life miserable for all those around the singer. LSD was no longer Jim’s substance of choice and now Alcohol was going to eventually destroy everything he and his band mates had worked so hard to achieve. Morrison became a raging Alcoholic who was completely out of control. By 1969 The out of control singer had grown a beard and gained weight, no longer was he the sex symbol of America and that was exactly what Jim set out to destroy.
The infamous Miami concert that took place at Dinner Key Auditorium, Morrison turned up blind drunk and attempted to spark a riot in the audience, in part by screaming “You wanna see my cock?” as well as other obscenities and telling the crowd to get naked which many of the audience did. Three days later he was arrested by the Dade county police department for indecent exposure, among other things. Consequently, many of the Doors’ scheduled concerts were canceled. Morrison was convicted of indecent exposure and profanity by a six-person jury in Miami after a trial that lasted 16 days. Morrison, silently listened as he was sentenced to six months in prison and had to pay a $500 fine. Morrison remained free on a $50,000 bond.
Jim left America and went to Paris to be with Pam. He died 8 months later in Paris in a bathtub and was buried in Père Lachaise cemetery. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure but there was no Autopsy and Pamela is apparently the only person to actually see the body. This caused skepticism about his death.
The Doors – Roadhouse Blues (live in N.Y. 1970)
Things to look out for when buying Sport, Music and Movie Memorabilia.
- Do your research before purchasing any memorabilia.
- Ensure you are buying from a reputable seller.
- Ensure the item comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Go with the Big names eg. Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Harrison Ford
- Think of supply and demand, look for someone who is recently deceased or someone who is older.
- Keep and make copies of your receipts and proof of purchase and store them in a safe place.
Rules To Remember Once You Purchase Your Investment
- Do not fall in love with your investment.
- Have a good relationship with the seller as they may come across some items of interest in the future.
- Look after your Investment, store it in a safe place to keep it’s Value.
- Make sure you insure your investment in case of loss or damage.
- Build up a collection to increase value to your investment.
Memorabilia Comes in all Shapes and Sizes
Memorabilia is all about the Nostalgia and theres so much different types of Memorabilia that you can find. When it comes to AC/DC Memorabilia theres no shortage of choice. On eBay alone you can find everything from vintage concert posters to Tour Jackets and T shirts and even limited edition professionally taken photos.
On Amazon you can find Custom Framed Gold Plated LPs, Wall Clocks and of course Promo Posters, Concert Memorabilia and much much more. All these items are great and will make the perfect gift. They look good displayed in the home or on the wall and will put a smile on anyones face, but they will very rarely increase in value and they don’t have that personal touch that Signed Memorabilia has.
Unfortunately Signed Memorabilia can be pricey and is more suited as an investment than a gift. In saying that though if you can get a group to chip in, signed memorabilia would make the ultimate gift that someone could cherish for many years to come. Keeping in mind though you need to do your research before hand and buy from a reputable dealer. For this I recommend HollywoodMemorabilia.com.
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Doors Memorabilia is a great gift for any fan, Signed Memorabilia by Doors would be even better as the value will go up over time making it a great investment as well. Unfortunately Signed Memorabilia can be quite expensive, I think it’s worth having a look and see if there is anything in your price range(but please remember to follow my rules before purchasing).
Alternatively Amazon and eBay have some great memorabilia on their sites that will still put a smile on any Doors fans face and will still make a great gift. Thank you for taking the time to read my Article and I hope I helped you with your Gift Idea problems. Also please leave any questions or comments in the comment section.