Hall of Fame Series with John Densmore

Wednesday, May 1: 7 p.m.

WHERE:   Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

TO RSVP:   This event is FREE with a reservation and is currently at capacity.  To sign up for the Waiting List, visit https://tickets.rockhall.com 

VIEW ONLINE:   Can’t make it to Cleveland for this event?  No worries! This event will be live streamed on rockhall.com.   You can find the stream here.


The event will begin with a reading from Densmore’s new book The Doors: Unhinged.  After the reading, Densmore will be interviewed in front of a live audience by Lauren Onkey, the Rock Hall’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs, and will answer questions from the audience.  The event will conclude with a book signing.


Densmore’s The Doors: Unhinged (available through www.Amazon.com, ebooks through www.kobo.com and Baker & Taylor, April 17, 2013) is the story of the court case that divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.  Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone praised the book, saying “[Densmore] has shown great courage and a determination to take the long view and the high road — virtues that are important and all too rare both in the world of rock & roll and well beyond it.”

An original and founding member of the musical group The Doors, John Densmore co-wrote and produced numerous gold and platinum albums and toured the United States, Europe, and Japan.  His autobiography, Riders on the Storm, was on the New York Times bestseller list.  He has written numerous articles for Rolling Stone, London’s The Guardian, the Nation, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and the Utne Reader.  In film production, he co-produced “Road to Return,” narrated by Tim Robbins.  It won several prestigious national awards and was screened for Congress, resulting in the writing of a bill.  He also Executive Produced Juvies, narrated by Mark Wahlberg, which aired on HBO and won numerous awards.  Learn more about John Densmore at http://www.johndensmore.com/. He is also online at https://twitter.com/JohnDensmore and https://www.facebook.com/johndensmore1.

For more information on this and other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education and public programs, visit rockhall.com.


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The Hall of Fame Series, which began in April 1996, is a cornerstone of the Museum’s curatorial and educational efforts. By bringing inductees to Cleveland (and occasionally to venues in other parts of the country) on a regular basis, the series offers audiences rare and unique access to Hall of Famers in an intimate setting. Formats for these once-in-a-lifetime events have inspired spontaneous conversation and impromptu performances, special presentations, and audience-participation question and answer sessions. The series celebrates the careers of some of rock music’s biggest names and allows the public to learn about the history and influence of rock and roll from the people who made it. Each Hall of Fame Series is audio and/or videotaped for use in the Museum’s future Library and Archives.

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