Source:The Ed Sullivan Show– The Lizard King Jim Morrison on The Ed Sullivan Show, in 1967.
Source:The New Democrat
“In part 2 of our two part clip of the Doors 1967 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek provides wonderful commentary on his and bandmates fateful visit to the Ed Sullilvan Show on Sunday night, September 17, 1967.
The Doors of course went on to great fame over the coming years. Truly one of the recording industries most influencial bands, the foursome of Jim Morrison (lead vocalist), Ray Manzarek (keyboardist), Robby Krieger (guitarist) and John Densmore (drums) made the Doors remarkable in their groundbreaking approach to rock and roll music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From Light My Fire, to Riders On the Storm, the Doors were unique and one of the very best.
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From Television Vanguard
“The Doors “Light My Fire” performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 17, 1967. Subscribe now to never miss an update:The Ed Sullivan Show. The full performance by The Doors is available on “Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics”, “The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Vol. 1” and “Rock’n’Roll Forever” DVDs at:Ed Sullivan
Source:Ray Manzarak– The Lizard King Jim Morrison could also be called The Leather King on this night in 1967 on Ed Sullivan. His leather jeans were so tight that they could show when he was sexually excited.
From The Ed Sullivan Show
“Performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on September 17, 1967. Available on “Ed Sullivan’s Rock & Roll Classics”, “The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Vol. 1” and “Rock’n’Roll Forever” DVDs…
Source:The Ed Sullivan Show– Jim Morrison and The Doors, on Ed Sullivan in 1967.
From The Ed Sullivan Show
“Jim Morrison’s leather pants get much higher”
Source:Bod Mas– The Lizard King or The Leather King Jim Morrison, on The Ed Sullivan Show, in 1967.
From Bod Mas
Don’t get me wrong here, because I believe Jim Morrison and The Doors gave an excellent performance here and I completely agree with The Lizard King (or Leather King) about leaving the lyric higher in the song on free speech grounds. But one of the reasons why this performance is so memorable, is because you have the lead vocalist with a big boner sticking out of his skin-tight, black pants. Apparently Jim Morrison got excited right before he went out on stage or perhaps saw a beautiful, sexy woman while he was on stage during the performance. But that is what can happen when you are a man who perhaps is not completely sober when you go out in public and you wear skin-tight, black leather jeans almost everywhere you go in public.
Source:Ed Sullivan Show– The Lizard King Jim Morrison performing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967. I guess he was excited to be there. After this performance Morrison should’ve been known as The Leather King, because this is the outfit that he made famous in rock and roll with his leather jacket, leather jeans, western belts, and cowboy boots, that gave him national exposure.
Good reason not to wear skin-tight leather jeans on national TV when you aren’t sober. As Jim Morrison did on a regular basis for visual effect and he wanted especially women checking him out. But the risk is you end up showing more of yourself than you perhaps intended. Especially when you get excited and you are right there for the whole world to see.
Unless no one actually saw The Lizard King go out on stage right before he went out and especially saw him up front and perhaps noticed something about his pants that his, well his thing lets saw was sticking out and he had a boner sticking out of his leather jeans. Or Morrison got excited as he was already on stage and perhaps saw a sexy woman or something.
For the life of me I can’t figure why someone didn’t walk up to Morrison and say: “uh Jim, you should go to the bathroom or back to the dressing room before you go out on national TV. Because you have a boner sticking out of your pants that everyone is going to see on national TV.”