Former location –
The second floor once housed the business offices for the Doors which has come to be known as “The Doors Workshop”. The group recorded their “L.A. Woman” album in the recording studio located in the space downstairs.
The lower level bathroom served as the vocal booth for Morrison to lay down his vocals for the album as Jim liked the way his voice sounded in it.
A plaque in front of the building still commemorates the former site.
1967 – The Doors
1967 – Strange Days
1968 – Waiting for the Sun
1969 – The Soft Parade
1970 – Morrison Hotel
1971 – L.A. Woman
1971 – Other Voices
1972 – Full Circle
1978 – An American Prayer
The Doors Office and Recording Studio
8512 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood CA 90069
It should be noted that the Doors had another ” office ” ( earlier than the 1970 Santa Monica Blvd address )
The location was almost just across the street from Elektra Records on La Cienega.
As I remember, there was a desk, large leather couch and a chair or two. and the interior walls were yellow.
The locale may have a space for their manage (or?) but I was told it was where the group often hung out and this would have been late 1968 or early 1969.
There were several posters, photos and record awards on the walls.
Perhaps someone could contact any remaining group members in order to verify this entry.
Hi, I have a 1969 Doors poster currently on Ebay and someone contacted me and told me that he remembers that same poster on the wall at “The workshop” when he and his mother would visit the office onLa Cienega.