Jim Morrison was a song-writer, singer, poet and the lead vocalist of The Doors. His music was revolutionary that influenced all generations starting from the '60s. He was a rebel and a non-conformist who took over the world through his music. Jim Morrison was mysterious and intelligent, having been inspired by great philosophers and poets like Nietzsche, but he had a wild side too. Jim believed that you need to destroy in order to create. He studied film at UCLA and was beyond talented. Unfortunately, his wild side got out of control and he died of a heroin overdose.
Jim Morrison was part of one of the most famous bands of the classic rock era. We are all familiar with The Doors, and whether you love them or hate them, you have heard them plenty of times. Morrison was a unique character with an unconventional view of life. Here are some of his most outrageous interview quotes.
On March 1, 1969, Jim Morrison allegedly exposed his… er… lizard king to a shocked audience at the Dinner Key Auditorium that included, in the words of feverish Miami Herald reporter Larry Mahoney: "hundreds of unescorted junior and senior high school girls" for whom "…Morrison appeared to masturbate in full view of the audience, screamed obscenities, and exposed himself."
During the press tour for his 1998 memoir Light My Fire, The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek continued to criticize Oliver Stone for his highly inaccurate biopic on the band released six years earlier. At one reading and signing event that summer, I asked Manzarek from a crowd of fans why he doesn't just make his own movie about The Doors if he's that upset about Stone's. He'd gone to film school, after all, and now he had a new book all set for adaptation. He replied that he was more interested in some other film ideas he had (one of which became Love Her Madly, his 2000 romantic thriller that gives Jim Morrison a story credit).
The Doors are considered one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. However, most of their songs remain a mystery, with the lyrics rarely providing any clues. Here, we will look at ten of the band's most memorable tracks, and hopefully this article will provide some insight into the meaning of such songs.
They're called the Doors, they helped to create the "San Francisco sound" and if you haven't heard their latest Elektra LP (called simply The Doors), you just aren't tuned in! But hold on! What's happened here?!
THE JETLINER gently touched the ground and taxied into the arrival area, its red tail light and wing lights blinking hypnotically. The first-class passenger door opened and the travelers began to file into the area. A tall, lean young man with a long, shimmering mane of light brown hair slowly ambled through the archway…
Lyrics: Hello, I Love You (As recorded by The Doors on Elektra Records.) (© Copyright 1968 by Nipper Music Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Words and Music by The Doors.)
ONCE UPON A TIME in the great big city of New York a very lovely young teenager named Eliza Bergman saw a picture of a very lovely young man named Jim Morrison…
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