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Lot #8144
The Doors Signed Album

An incredible rock and roll rarity—Waiting for the Sun album fully signed by The Doors

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An incredible rock and roll rarity—Waiting for the Sun album fully signed by The Doors

Waiting for the Sun album by the Doors, signed and inscribed on the inner front cover in black felt tip, "Nancy, Jim," "To Nancy, Ray Manzarek," "Robby," and "John Densmore (Hike)." In fine condition, with expected light scuffing and edge wear, some old sticker residue on the front cover, and the recipient's ownership notation on the back cover. The record is included. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from REAL and Beckett Authentication Services.

Fully signed albums by the Doors are amongst rock music's most coveted and elusive treasures. This particular example, which was amazingly discovered in a moving sale, is made all the more desirable and significant for the placement of its autographs, which are neatly penned over the printed lyrics to the epic performance piece 'The Celebration of the Lizard.' The entire composition was originally intended to be recorded and released as one full side of the band's third studio album, Waiting for the Sun, but record producer Paul A. Rothchild, as well as band members, thought that the extended poetic sections and its overall length made a complete recording impossible, not to mention its inherent lack of commercial appeal. The connection between the song and Morrison’s own alter ego nickname of ‘the Lizard King,’ a monicker born from his purported ability to talk to and control reptiles, makes this a most dynamic and sought-after Doors display piece.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #648 - Ended November 17, 2022

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