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Susanna Griffie, jdmrubbings founder to take the mic on The Dirty Dave Show on www.KCLAFM.com to discuss the Jim Morrison rubbings and prints.


Los Angeles

A group of LA based entertainers are making a trip to the secret military base for the first ever Guantanamo Bay Film Festival.

Traveling with the group will be Honorary Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant and his assistant, actresses Tracy O’Connor and Michelle Lee as well as film festival organizer Al Bowman and local businessman Rick Dorfman. Johnny Grant will present a Walk of Fame Star to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Director to commemorate this first ever film festival. Susanna Griffie – Founder jdmrubbings.com will also be on hand to present a Jim Morrison rubbing Ltd. Edition Print to the Base Commander during a special ceremony.

Several independent music videos will also be shown in two – two hour viewing sessions on Sunday, March 25th at the Windjammer Ballroom located near the center of town. The event will follow the 105th Navy Seabees Ball on Saturday the 24th, where the traveling party will be honored guests.

L to R: Honorary Hollywood Mayor;
Johnny Grant, GTMO Base Commander
Captain Mark Leary & Susanna Griffie
L to R: Johnny Grant, Tracy Oconnor,
Al Bowman, Susanna Griffie &
Kimberly Faith Jones

Hollywood 

The Doors finally received their long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The crowds were overflowing as Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger each took the podium to shouts of endearment. It was truly a joyous occasion.  Congratulations: Ray, Robby, John & Jim.

 

 


Whisky a Go Go celebrates 40th anniversary with The Doors, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame & jdmrubbings.

An historic night for jdmrubbings creator, Susanna Griffie, and all who attended the celebration at The Whisky this night. The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame was there to induct The Whisky. The Doors returned to the famous stage that launched their remarkable career; kicking off their year long celebration of their 40th anniversary. The only person missing was Jim Morrison. I brought Jim to everyone this night by proxy thru the presentation to The Whisky a Go Go of a framed Ltd. Edition Print of the Jim Morrison rubbing offered on this site. The print will hold a special place of honor on the wall at The Whisky, in memory of Jim Morrison & the contribution of The Doors.

Hundreds of people lined up outside while I was entertained with a warm up performance from the remaining members of The Doors. Former Doors drummer, John Densmore was there but did not join Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on stage. Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell took turns at the mic doing Morrison’s part with former Guns & Roses guitarist Slash there to help out. It was quite surreal, watching Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger perform all their famous tunes minus one: The End.

Special thanks:

Whisky a Go Go:
Mikeal Maglieri – Owner
Tisa Mylar – Manager
Celina Denkins – National Talent Buyer/Booking Agent
“Everyone at The Whisky is in awe of the print. It should make you happy to know that you are now a part of our history here at The Whisky. Keep on rubbin on . . .”  Celina Denkins
Red – Personal Assistant/Website Coordinator
“It was a pleasure meeting you and on behalf of The Whisky we all appreciate the rubbing. It is so beautiful and quite honestly . . . perfect!”  Red

The Doors:
Ray Manzarek -keyboard
Robby Krieger – guitar
John Densmore – drums
Jim – In spirit


Jdmrubbings founder,
Susanna Griffie at
The Whisky before the show.

The Doors warm up as the
crowds line up outside.

The Doors rehearse,
Ray Manzarek (left),
Robby Krieger. (right).

Ray Manzarek &
Susanna Griffie
before the show.

Robby Krieger & Susanna Griffie
before the show.

Richard Oliverio,
Susanna Griffie &
Ray Manzarek.
Rock and Rock Hall of Fame
inducts The Whisky. Onstage –
Mario Maglieri, Mikael Maglieri,
Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek
and two others. 
Ray Manzarek, Mario Maglieri,
Mikael Maglieri and “orbs”
during Whisky induction.
Susanna Griffie presenting
Whisky owner Mikeal Maglieri
with the Jim Morrison rubbing.
Mikeal Maglieri showing his
appreciation with a kiss.

The Jim Morrison rubbing and
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plaque.
Both permanent fixtures at the
Whisky a Go Go. 
Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame plaque presented to
The Whisky.
Al Bowman (Exec. Producer,
Los Angeles Music Awards) with
Jim Morrison print.
My first time at The Whisky
for Los Angeles Music Awards
voting party.
Al Bowman and Susanna

As it is for you, so it will be for me. “So limitless and free. . . “(Jim Morrison/The End)

Till we meet again,
Night night, Jimmy
Night night, . . . .