Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 24, 2011 12:20:59 GMT
From May 30 to June 18, Them had a residency at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. The Doors opened for Them and on the last night the two bands and two Morrison's performed a twenty-minute version of "Gloria" and a twenty-five minute version of "In the Midnight Hour".
This is as far as we know the only time The Doors performed In The Midnight Hour and sadly, again as far as we know, the performance was not recorded.
The song itself was released by Wilson Pickett on the 1966 album 'The Exciting Wilson Pickett' so would have been a well known number at that time. Written by Pickett and Steve Cropper it was Pickett's first hit reaching #21 in the US singles charts in 1965.