The excitement is palpable at The Standard, Hollywood. The annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) is nearly upon us. Held August 16th - 18th, headliners include Marilyn Manson, De La Soul, The Offspring, Steve Aoki, and Bad Religion. This year, SSMF’s special honoree is the iconic rock band, The Doors.
The Doors, Morrison Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, 1969 Photo by Henry Diltz
In keeping with the spirit of the SSMF, The Standard, Hollywood and Morrison Hotel Gallery present THE DOORS CHECK-IN TO THE STANDARD, an exclusive photography exhibition featuring iconic images of The Doors taken by legendary rock photographer Henry Diltz. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, August 15th from 7pm-10pm in conjunction with a very special Doors edition of Desert Nights. The prints, which are available for purchase, will be on display through August 30th.
The Doors, I Think I Know the Reason, Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 1969 Photo by Henry Diltz
The Doors, organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and late singer Jim Morrison–have earned worldwide notoriety for being one of the most influential rock groups of all time. With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The band was formed in Venice, Calif., and remains a vital piece to the legacy and history of The Sunset Strip.
Jim Morrison Triptych, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA 1968 Photo by Henry Diltz
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Henry Diltz is one of the best known and most influential rock photographers in the world. For over 40 years his photos of Woodstock (both ‘69 and ‘94), The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and countless others have graced hundreds of album covers, books, magazines, and newspapers. Mr. Diltz is currently one of the featured artists in the Who Shot Rock N’ Roll exhibit at the Los Angeles Annenberg Space for Photography, which is up through October 7th.