The Morrison Hotel & Hard Rock Cafe now

Working on a painting project downtown I have been driving past the site of the iconic rock group The Doors old photo shoot location for the album “Morrison Hotel.” I decided to take a few pics of the site (1246 S. Hope Street) and the location from the flip side of the Morrison Hotel album, Hard Rock Cafe, located at 300 Fifth Street in the skid row section of downtown Los Angeles. The original cover photo of The Doors was taken on December 17, 1969 by photographer Henry Diltz and later that same day the band was photographed at the Hard Rock Cafe. (Related only by name to the corporate restaurant chain) Not many memories are left at these locations from the heady days of Mojo Risin’ and the “City of Night,” c’mon!

album jacket

Above, CD cover from the Album, Morrison Hotel. Photo by Henry Diltz. 1969morrison hotel 2

Tight shot of old Morrison Hotel window

Hard Rock Green Apple 2

The old Hard Rock Cafe which is now the Green Apple market…