The Doors interviewed at PBS Studios, New York City 1969 (CL12)

(From left to right: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek.) Jim was very pleased that the band would be appearing on Critique, a ‘serious’ TV program that provided critical analysis of contemporary works in the arts. The interviewer was Richard Goldstein, the music critic for the Village Voice (that’s his foot on the right side of the frame); the topics included Jim’s poetry, shamanism, and the themes of The Doors’ music. With the Cuban style cigar, the full beard, long hair and sunglasses, Jim looked like a double for Che Guevara. For the interview Jim was his usual soft-spoken, humorous, thoughtful and articulate self. Ray is holding a copy of Jim’s self-published book of poetry “The New Creatures”.