Dave Brock, lead vocalist for Wild Child appearing at The Rose Saturday, launched The Doors tribute band some two decades ago to recreate the sound that had been missing since the 1971 passing of Jim Morrison.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Brock moved to Southern California in the 1980s to attend Long Beach State University. While there, he landed the lead role in “The Jim Morrison Rock Opera,” produced by Morrison’s sister, Anna Morrison Graham and her husband, Allan. Before the production even started, Brock and the show were creating a buzz in the rock press.

After the production’s conclusion, Brock formed Wild Child to keep carrying The Doors torch. In 1986, the act was a triple sell-out at the Whiskey A-Go-Go at its first show there. With the looks, the style and the note-perfect sound of the original, the band has gone on to pack venues not only around the US but the world as well.

Brock portrayed Morrison in the film comedy, “Death Becomes Her,” and is so authentic that he performs frequently with former Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger.

Visit wildchild.info.  John Sollenberger


Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $24 to $34. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.