It’s one of the most famous stories in rock and roll history. The Doors, along with photographer Henry Diltz, showed up at the Morrison Hotel on Hope Street in Los Angeles with hopes of shooting photographs for the forthcoming album.
Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek had noticed the hotel days prior and recommended it for the photo shoot. When the band arrived, Diltz asked the clerk that was working behind the desk if they could take some photos inside the hotel and they were turned down and informed that they'd need permission from the owner, who was not on the premises.
The band decided to take some photos outside of the hotel on the sidewalk instead. However, while taking the pictures outside, Diltz noticed the clerk had left the desk area and got into the elevator, leaving the lobby empty.
The band quickly rushed back inside and posed by the front window where Diltz worked quickly to get as many shots as possible before the clerk returned. One of those photos taken that afternoon was of course used for the Morrison Hotel album cover and the hotel itself immediately became an iconic location in Rock History.
The Morrison Hotel has been boarded up for many years, but the original window is still in tact and is a frequent stop for Doors fans and Rock historians to visit.
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