DOORS SINGER PASSED AWAY 50 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT RELATED ARTIFACTS FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES
4 PLAYING CARDS signed by band members Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. They sold for $13,750 at a 2015 Heritage auction.
6 DEMO SONGS – including Hello, I Love You – on a 1965 acetate recorded more than a year before the release of the Doors’ first LP. It sold for $15,625 at a 2016 Heritage auction.
8 INCHES width of photograph signed by Jim Morrison. It realized $12,500 at a 2019 Heritage auction.
141 PAGES in Jim Morrison’s 1970 poetry book The Lords and the New Creatures. A signed first hardcover edition sold for $4,406 at a 2004 auction.
1968 YEAR the Doors’ Waiting for the Sun album was released. A copy signed by all four band members sold for $6,250 at a 2017 Heritage auction.
1,000,000 NUMBER OF COPIES sold of the 1967 Doors song Light My Fire. A gold record sales award presented to Jim Morrison realized $11,875 at a 2019 auction.
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