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Jim Morrison (The Doors) – Original Pamphlet “Ode To L.A. while thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased”

One of only 500 copies of a poem by Jim Morrison, Ode to L.A. while thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased; printed by Western Lithograph Co.  in July 1969 and distributed to concert goers at two performances by The Doors at the Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, on July 21, 1969.  The poem was printed as a four page pamphlet on textured yellow paper with dark green ink, measuring 6″ x 9 1/2″.

This was the third of Morrison’s four self-published poetry works, issued after The Lords: Notes on Visions and The New Creatures (both 1969) and before An American Prayer (1970; all four printed by Western Lithograph Co.)  The work is a meditation on the death of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, who died on July 3, two weeks prior to the concert at which this pamphlet was distributed.  According to one account, the floor of the Aquarius was littered with copies of this pamphlet after the show, which would account for its extreme scarcity.

While we have had the good fortune to offer multiple examples of Morrison’s other published works, this is the first copy of  Ode to L.A… we have ever had.  In near mint condition, with two miniscule age spots and incidental handling.

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