Sunday, June 6, 2010
"This is the first song Jim Morrison sang to me on the beach in Venice Beach, California," legendary Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek told the crowd at Nokia Theatre Wednesday night.
"He knew I was a poet, I knew he was a musician."
Manzarek then led Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and singer Michael Matijevic into an epic version of "Moonlight Drive," not forgetting to riff to the crowd what was on his mind shortly after.
"Drop some LSD, get high, New York City, love this city," Manzarek sang.
The boys played "Break on Through," "Peace Frog," "Strange Days," and "When the Music's Over" (video above) - among many others - for the weed-stenched room, rarely forgetting to mention their fallen friend.
"Lets hear it for Jim Morrison, who's here in spirit," Manzarek said.