Rolling Stones, The Doors in rare ’60s concert films at the Balboa | Nov. 5 & 8

Next week, the Balboa is set to rock out with two rarely screened concert films from two of the top bands of the 1960s – The Rolling Stones and The Doors.

First up on November 5 is The Rolling Stones in their September, 1965 concert film “Charlie is my Darling”, the first documentary film made about the band, directed by Peter Whitehead. Brian Jones is in the film. The movie was shot during the band’s two-day tour of Ireland, and it received only spotty release in 1966 before being withdrawn, and has seldom been seen since then.

A few days later on November 8th, you can catch The Doors in their concert film “Live at The Bowl ’68”, documenting their legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 5, 1968.

The Doors were performing on the back of their 3rd album release “Waiting For The Sun” and the US No.1 single “Hello, I Love You”. They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form. Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it’s ever been seen before, with 2 previously cut tracks returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors’ engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance.

Both films schow at 8pm on their respective nights, and admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and children. You can purchase tickets in advance through the Balboa Theater website or at the theater on show night.

Sarah B.