New Unpublished Photos of Jim Morrison/The Doors and Grateful Dead Offered at Auction By Record Wonderland

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Never before seen pictures of 60s rock icons The Doors and Grateful Dead are currently being auctioned by internet music seller Record Wonderland. It's a chance to own a piece of rock history.

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Jim Morrison of The Doors photographed in 1968 in a shot that is now up for auction.

Aside from being a little piece of rock history, these pictures give a new perspective of being up front and personal at an actual Doors show.

Jim Morrison's remarkable charisma gets a fresh look this week as a newly discovered set of photographs from a 1968 Doors concert are auctioned on eBay.

Record Wonderland, an online music seller, is selling the Doors photos along with a set of photos featuring the Grateful Dead performing in 1969. The photos were obtained from a private collector.

The Doors photos were taken at a concert held at Keil Auditorium in St. Louis. The unknown photographer must have had remarkable access, as they snapped a stunning portrait of lead singer Morrison with his trademark menacing swagger, along with other revealing shots of the band in action.

"New concert shots of classic artists turn up from time to time, but rarely are they as close range as these," said Steve Young, the operator of Record Wonderland. "Aside from being a little piece of rock history, these pictures give a new perspective of being up front and personal at an actual Doors show."

There are a total 19 pictures from the Doors show. All are available for viewing at the eBay auction listing.

Another auction features a set of photographs of the Grateful Dead, also performing in St. Louis a few months after the Doors, also at Keil Auditorium.

"The show is somewhat legendary among Dead fans," said Young. "The band was opening for Iron Butterfly and had intended to play a short set, but the crowd got so riled up that Iron Butterfly insisted that the Dead play another set just to placate the audience."

The photos include most of the band's lineup at the time, including some nice shots of the late Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Tom Constanten. Again, the shots were taken from the perspective of a close audience member.

The set of 13 Grateful Dead photos are for sale at eBay.

All photos are available for viewing at the auction pages. Both auctions are scheduled to end on the afternoon of July 29.

Record Wonderland has thousands of vinyl records in stock, as well as other audio-related wonders. To see some of the titles available, visit http://www.recordwonderland.com

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