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The Doors: Touch Me

18 January, 2011 | Video

Touch Me (1968)

One of The Door’s most famous television appearances is their performance of Touch Me on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour along with the single’s B-side, Wild Child. The taping date was December 6, 1968 with air date of December 15th. During the performance, Jim Morrison missed his cue for the lines “C’mon, c’mon” and Robby Krieger could be seen with a black eye. Krieger stated in several interviews given after Morrison’s death that Morrison had given him the black eye during a confrontation; ironically, Krieger’s original title for the song was “Hit Me.” The group is backed by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, plus Curtis Amy duplicating the saxophone solo he also performed on the studio version.