LOVE and The Doors at the Brave New World on May 12-14, 1966

It was at the Brave New World, the club where the band started back in 1965 with the name of The Grass Roots. The Doors were not yet famous... they were only the opening act!
LOVE was hot then... is said to have been Jim Morrison's favourite band at the time. And he wanted The Doors to be the bigger of the two. Love didn't tour, and were seen by far fewer... but the following for each band was (and is) just as committed.




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  • The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site Abbatinko Hernandez... so your vote is for Love or Mann? We talking 'murdered' as in Amanda's wet dream?
  • Bruno Ceriotti LOVE made their big debut on national television when they appeared on Saturday, June 18, 1966, on the "New American Bandstand", Dick Clark’s popular midday weekend show. This episode was filmed at The Prospect Studios (aka ABC Television Center), 4151 Prospect Avenue, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, and was broadcast live at 1:30pm on ABC network. The band lip-synched: “A Message To Pretty” and “My Little Red Book”. Steve Alaimo and The Bobby Fuller Four also appeared on this episode and Captain Beefheart did a phone interview.
  • Bruno Ceriotti About "My Little Red Book", yes the original song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach was recorded originally by Manfred Mann and was included in the English comedy motion picture "What's New Pussycat?". On Tuesday, June 22, 1965, Arthur Lee and my man Johnny Echols, co-founders and leaders of The Grass Roots (pre-LOVE) went to see the movie premiere at the old Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, and they heard “My Little Red Book” and they liked it, so soon after they decided to include that song (with a different arrangement) in The Grass Roots’ repertoire and one year later the band, then called LOVE, also recorded that song for their self-titled debut album.
  • Bruno Ceriotti About the Brave New World, I can says that it was maybe the first private gay bar in Los Angeles back in 1965 when The Grass Roots debut there. However, when the band, by then called LOVE, returned to the Brave New World a year later in 1966 to play there with The Doors as opening act, the venue was no more a private gay bar and they also changes the address. In 1965 the original venue was located at 7207 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, but in 1966 they moved to 1644 North Cherokee Avenue, Downtown Hollywood.
  • The Los Angeles Free Press 60's Music Site Burt Bacharach and Hal David... the same guys that gave us: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head";" I Say a Little Prayer"; and "This Guy's In Love With You" ? Sure... I can hear it.
  • The Doors Guide Anyone know if these dates are confirmed? The Lost Souls also played with The Doors and Love at Brave New World, but Billy Doherty of that band remembers it as four nights not three and one of them was a Tuesday on which his band got paid more than The Doors ($3 vs $2). Makes me wonder if the dates might be a bit off.
  • Wayne Peel I remember the Doors, the Seeds, Love, And the Yellow pages at the Aquarius theater in the early 60s. What times they were.
  • Bob Ohsiek Yeah, the Aquarius! Thxx Bruno, I remember seeing the movie a year later and was surprised to hear Love's tune again!
  • Jim Salzer Wayne, ...they were good times, ...especially after hours, ...booked a lot of bands directly from there...
  • Kathleen G Moore I was fortunate enough to have seen Love in concert back then. Thanks JIm for yet another great trip down memory lane. I always enjoy them!