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Harrison Ford Recalls Working as a Roadie for The Doors

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Harrison Ford (CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:01 PM

Harrison Ford is regarded as a Hollywood icon, but many fans will be surprised to learn that before he was famous, the star worked as a roadie for the legendary rock group The Doors. The discovery was made by Far Out Magazine, which unearthed an old interview in which Ford reminisces about his time on the road.

It was 1968 and the band, with lead singer Jim Morrison, was incredibly popular. A concert film was long overdue and The Doors set about putting together a crew to record and produce "Feast of Friends." That was when Ford found himself part of the team.

The actor was working as a carpenter at the time when a friend called him and offered him the opportunity to join the project as a second unit cameraman. Ford had no previous experience and took a crash course on how to operate a camera. Armed with at least some knowledge, he set off on the road with The Doors for close to two weeks, filming their concert tour.

"I was part of the camera crew, second camera. I don't think any of it was in focus. Not a bit of it," Ford said in the interview.

"When it was over, I was one step away from joining a Jesuit monastery," he continued. "I thought it was cool, I thought it was hip, but I couldn't keep up with those guys. It was too much."

Despite the experience, Ford looks back fondly on his brief stint with The Doors.

"Those were the old days," he said.

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Harrison Ford is regarded as a Hollywood icon, but many fans will be surprised to learn that before he was famous, the star worked as a roadie for the legendary rock group The Doors.
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