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#1 spencersmith

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:08 PM

Yes I would like tp propose a toast. Boston 68 has to be one of the best doors concertson tape, who agrees?
It has all the energy of an early doors show, its just fucking great! It reminds of a comment my dad made years ago that 'the doors were ahead of thier time, and the technology wasnt there for the sound they were capable of'

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:43 PM

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Yes I would like tp propose a toast. Boston 68 has to be one of the best doors concertson tape, who agrees?
It has all the energy of an early doors show, its just fucking great! It reminds of a comment my dad made years ago that 'the doors were ahead of thier time, and the technology wasnt there for the sound they were capable of'
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:44 PM

I have yet to hear it:(

Does anyone know where the club is that the Doors played in Brighton, MA. on Aug. 10&11th, 1967?? It was called the Crosstown Bus club. I would like to know what stands(business/club) in its place today!!
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:57 AM

Come on, 162(now it is 199) people viewed this post and nobody has any info??!!
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:18 PM

I remember seeing The Doors at a place called the Back Bay Theater on Mass Ave just north of Symphony Hall in 67 or maybe 68. It was like an old movie theater and had a small balcony I think. They did two shows with the Stony Ponies opening; I remember to this day how sweet Linda looked; she wore a red dress and was barefoot. I went to the second show I think. It was my first year of college at Wentworth just a few blocks away.

Anybody else attend and/or have any info on these shows???

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (Pols;320593)
I remember seeing The Doors at a place called the Back Bay Theater on Mass Ave just north of Symphony Hall in 67 or maybe 68. It was like an old movie theater and had a small balcony I think. They did two shows with the Stony Ponies opening; I remember to this day how sweet Linda looked; she wore a red dress and was barefoot. I went to the second show I think. It was my first year of college at Wentworth just a few blocks away.

Anybody else attend and/or have any info on these shows???


Back bay theater , March 17 ;1968. Audience recording of the late show exists.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:32 PM

queenhwy,

A few years ago I went to find the location of the Crosstown Bus Club. I forget what storefront was at the address specifically but the funny thing is, next door to the address, was an asian restaurant called Seoul Kitchen!!!

I've asked many people who are in their 50's and 60's from the Boston area if they remember going to or hearing about the Crosstown Bus Club but no one seems to remember it. It's located in an area right between Boston University and Boston College so it must have been somewhat popular. Tons of college students.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

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queenhwy,

A few years ago I went to find the location of the Crosstown Bus Club. I forget what storefront was at the address specifically but the funny thing is, next door to the address, was an asian restaurant called Seoul Kitchen!!!

I've asked many people who are in their 50's and 60's from the Boston area if they remember going to or hearing about the Crosstown Bus Club but no one seems to remember it. It's located in an area right between Boston University and Boston College so it must have been somewhat popular. Tons of college students.

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Great info, thanks. As long as I have the info(Chinese Rest) I can probably track it down. I know that area well, but since were talking about a club 40 yrs ago, peoples memories are vague. I can definitly Google the restaurant and possibly find a location. Boston and its surrounding towns(Brighton, Allston) have always been known for its little clubs. Some are legendary and some are not! smile.gif

I google it and mapped it and I know exactly where it is! Here is an article I found that mentions the club, you have to scroll through to read the Doors/Jim parts!

http://www.punkblowf...stownSound.html
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Pols;320593)
I remember seeing The Doors at a place called the Back Bay Theater on Mass Ave just north of Symphony Hall in 67 or maybe 68. It was like an old movie theater and had a small balcony I think. They did two shows with the Stony Ponies opening; I remember to this day how sweet Linda looked; she wore a red dress and was barefoot. I went to the second show I think. It was my first year of college at Wentworth just a few blocks away.

Anybody else attend and/or have any info on these shows???



Here is the poster from that show!! Small, I know. Tickets were $3,$4 and $5 !!
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

Queenhwy,

It just occured to me that I found the former location of the Crosstown Bus Club by finding the address on the Doors concert poster for that show. The poster is right next to the show's entry in Greg Shaws "Doors on the Road" book. 331 Washington St., Brighton, MA

I usually end up working in Mathews Arena at NorthEastern a few times each winter broadcasting hockey for NESN. Since this is the what the Boston Arena was and the Doors played there, I'm going to try and have the upcoming Bright Midnight cd played over the PA (at least for a minute or 2) just to hear exactly like it might have sounded 37 years ago.

Chris

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Text about The Doors shows(August 10 & 11, 1967-two for day-) in Crosstown Bus: http://www.bahistory...ockHistory.html

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

Text about The Doors shows(August 10 & 11, 1967-two for day-) in Crosstown Bus: http://www.bahistory...ockHistory.html



Nice post! As a visitor of Boston(I live outside the city)I am all too familiar with those spots. It was cool to see the
venues and who played there! I've driven by the old Crosstown Bus location a million times. I think someone said it was now a
Asian restaurant called Soul Kitchen! How ironic!
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