Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 28, 2005 8:59:33 GMT
I only came across the last page unfortunately but it's the ones with the signatures on. Interesting stuff.
"The original first management contract for The Doors. Shortly after “Light My Fire” started its flight to the top of the charts in 1967, catapulting the Doors into the national spotlight, the band hired two managers, Asher Dann & Sal Bonafede, thereby securing the enterprise that would make legends out of 3 musicians and one very inspired poet. This is the paperwork that would legally bind both parties. 3-page contract outlines all terms and responsibilities for their new management team. Addressed to “Messrs. Salvator Bonafede and Asher Dann, a partnership” and dated March 1, 1967, it is signed by both Bonafede and Dann, as well as all four band members, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, & Robert Krieger. Signatures done in blue and black ballpoint. Each page measures 8.5x13”.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 27, 2006 10:01:31 GMT
Very interesting addition to the DCM with this first ever glimpse of the actual first signed contract between Sal & Ash and The Doors......fascinating stuff.....
"Jim Morrison Deposition from April 1, 1968 It's pretty much safe to say, this is the only one of these you'll ever see. In early 1968, The Doors traded in their original managers, Salvatore Bonafede & Asher Dann for a different one (Bill Siddons) that they had on their payroll and could control thereby allowing them to make a bigger piece of their own pie. When the old managers found The Doors intention was to break their contract, of course, they were pissed and immediatly sued the band. This 168 page in-depth deposition was taken of Jim Morrison on April 1, 1968 as a part of this suit. The questions being asked of Morrison are all about their early gigs and the managment surrounding them. In the back of the book are original xerox copies of The Doors contract with their first managers (as seen in the second photo below) All of this stuff is VERY INTERESTING reading and would be a cornerstone in anyone's collection. The information contained within has never been published or made available in any form." From DCM..........