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Nico and Jim

Not much is known by Doors fans about Nico, in most biographies about Jim Morrison she appears in licentious escapade with Morrison cavorting naked on a parapet of 'The Castle' in L.A. In Oliver Stone's The Doors she appears as a German accented amalgam of Andy Warhol's Factory groupies, but if Nico's and Jim Morrison's words can be believed their relationship was much deeper. Nico died July 18, 1988.

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This is the full unedited interview with The Warehouse founder Bill Johnston.

Jessy Williamson. (2014, July 18). The Warehouse - Bill Johnston. Retrieved July 19, 2014, from www.youtube.com
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Jim Morrison NYC 1967

James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida. The American musician, actor, poet and director was the lead singer of the rock band The Doors and is regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in history. He is ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Singers of All Time' list. Morrison started out early on the rock and roll life. From living on canned beans and LSD on a rooftop in 1965 right down to allegedly exposing himself at a 1969 concert in Miami.

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I think I'm a very poor piano player.

—Ray Manzarek

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Jim Morrison Friends Gathered Together by Frank LisciandroIt's hard to find a more polarizing figure in the history of rock music than Jim Morrison. In his short life, he was a gifted singer, lyricist, poet, writer, and film director and the breadth of his talents is matched only in the variety of ways he's been thought of since his untimely death in 1971. There are those who subscribe to the cult of Jim and hang on every word he ever wrote, sang, or spoke, treating him as a prophet. There are Doors fans who think he was a great frontman, singer, and lyricist but who are turned off by his antics. There are Doors fans who love the band in spite of Jim, and there are fans of his who hate the Doors and think they were only successful because of him. For many people, their most enduring and cited reference as to who Jim Morrison was is Oliver Stone's 1991 movie "The Doors." To those Doors fans who know better, and especially the people who knew Jim personally, it's frustrating to no end that the inaccuracies and exaggerations peddled in the movie have been accepted as fact over the past twenty-five years. Luckily, Frank Lisciandro has set out to dispel the myths and to show exactly who Jim Morrison really was by chronicling discussions with people who actually knew him and were close to him.

Author Lisciandro first met Jim Morrison in 1964 at UCLA film school, where both were studying, and he became one of Jim's closest friends until the singer's death in Paris in 1971. The Morrison he knew was not the caricature that has been created in the years since his death, but instead was a smart, shy, conflicted, yet brilliant young man and a warm and generous friend. In Friends Gathered Together, editor Steven Wheeler and Lisciandro have compiled discussions with Jim's close friends and associates that Lisciandro has recorded over the years. The goal was to get fourteen different and accurate perspectives on who Jim Morrison was as a man and to strip away the layers of myth and falsehood that have been built up since he died. Ranging from his high school buddy to people who worked at the Doors' office and the friends outside of the rock music world that Morrison was closest to, this book tells once and for all just who Jim was and, to paraphrase the author's favorite phrase in the book, what he was really like.

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  • 40 Second Wonder ;)
  • A Night With Jim Morrison at The Alta Cienega Motel
  • Adolf Hitler is still alive
  • Aldous Huxley interview-1958 (FULL)
  • Alice Cooper-Desperado (Live)
  • Back Door Man- The Doors( Live in Seattle ) RARE
  • Blondie Vs The Doors - Rapture Riders'88 (7-inch mix edit)
  • Cartoon About Governor Charlie Crist's Pardon of The Doors Singer Jim Morrison
  • Charlie Crist wants  to give The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison a full pardon:)
  • Dawn's Highway Trailer Small.mov
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview On Jim Morrison Pt.2
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview On Jim Morrison Pt.3
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview on Jim Morrison Pt.1
  • Doorstown: Jim Morrison and The Doors Documentary
  • Feast Of Friends - The Doors Documentary
  • Jim Morrison   The Last 24 Hours - documentary
  • Jim Morrison & Women
  • Jim Morrison Alta Cienega Motel Room 32
  • Jim Morrison Backstage at "Bakersfield Civic Center " 1968 Footage
  • Jim Morrison Pere Lachaise Cemetery Valeri's Cupcake Medallion #4
  • Jim Morrison in "Florida State University: Toward a Greater University"
  • Jim Morrison in an Airplane
  • Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
  • Jim Morrison pardon on track
  • Jim Morrison receives pardon in Florida
  • Jim Morrison, The Weird Dawn of Dreams
  • Jim Morrison: His Final Hours - "Final 24"
  • John Densmore On taking Acid With Jim Morrison.
  • Members of The Doors Discuss The Genesis of "Mr. Mojo Risin'"
  • Patricia Kennealy-Morrison on Jim Morrison
  • Rare Live Footage of The Doors and Jim Morrison
  • Riders on the Storm - The Doors HD
  • STORY OF THE DOORS AT NEW ORLEANS, WAREHOUSE DECEMBER 10, 1970 {HD}
  • Salli Stevenson & Jim Morrison 1970 Interview
  • THE DOORS - Rare promo video of Light my fire
  • THE DOORS IN HD - JIM MORRISON - THE END - LIVE IN CONCERT - AMAZING !!!!
  • THE DOORS ROBBY KRIEGER TALKS JIM MORRISON PARDON
  • THE doors - Live at the Bowl `68
  • The Doors   Soundstage Performances 1969
  • The Doors "Rock Is Dead" Rare The Complete Session! 1969
  • The Doors (The Crystal Ship)
  • The Doors (Wild Child rare version)
  • The Doors - Bakersfield 1970 (Synced footage)
  • The Doors - GLORIA - dirty version (music video, fantasy cut)
  • The Doors - L.A. Woman - HQ (official music video)
  • The Doors - Let It Slide
  • The Doors - Light My Fire (Live In Europe 1968)
  • The Doors - Light My Fire [HD]
  • The Doors - Love Street
  • The Doors - Moonlight Drive [HD]
  • The Doors - No One Here Gets Out  Alive A Tribute to Jim Morrison
  • The Doors - R-Evolution 2013 (Official DVD Release)
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Live)
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues, BEST version (live in N.Y. 1970) [music video]
  • The Doors - Ships With Sails (HQ Audio)
  • The Doors - Spanish Caravan (From "Live In Europe 1968" DVD)
  • The Doors - The Changeling Live RARE 8mm Home Movie
  • The Doors - The Future Starts Here - full album / video collection (the doors essential hits)
  • The Doors - The Soft Parade
  • The Doors - Touch Me
  • The Doors - Waiting for the sun
  • The Doors - When The Music's Over (LIVE IN EUROPE 1968)
  • The Doors - Wishful Sinful
  • The Doors - rare - backstage before a concert
  • The Doors Are Open (Full Movie)
  • The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]
  • The Doors Back Door Man Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • The Doors Break On Through "Promotional & Publicity Film" 1966 HD New Footage
  • The Doors Break On Through at "She-Bang" 1967 New Good Quality
  • The Doors Break on Through Live at "Boston" 1970
  • The Doors Build Me a Woman Live at Aquarius Theater "Private Rehearsal" 1969
  • The Doors Five to One Live at Cleveland Public Auditorium August 3 1968
  • The Doors Five to one / Spanish Caravan Live at "Philadelphia Arena" 1968
  • The Doors Full Concert at "Cleveland Public Auditorium" Cleveland 1968
  • The Doors Live 1968
  • The Doors Live at "Felt Forum" NY 1970 First Night HQ Early Show
  • The Doors Live at Beat Club 1972 Full TV Show
  • The Doors Live at Chicago "Chicago Coliseum" 1968 Full Concert Bootleg
  • The Doors Morrison Hotel Silent 8mm Film Footage 1969 The Changeling 12 11 70
  • The Doors PBS Studio 1969 Full concert
  • The Doors When the Music's Over Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • The Doors at '"Murray the K In New York" Full Outtakes 1967
  • The Doors | People Are Strange (Official Video)
  • The Doors, Mr. Mojo Risin The Story Of LA Woman
  • The Doors, Spanish Caravan Live, Madison Square Garden, New York Jan 24, 1969
  • The Doors- Five to One
  • The Doors- Light My Fire Official Live
  • The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin - The Story of LA Woman extras
  • The Doors: When You're Strange
  • The Warehouse - Bill Johnston
  • Turn out the Lights - Jim Morrison's last night on stage
  • When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (HD Theatrical Trailer)
  • the doors live light my fire hollywood bowl 1968

Featured Book

The Doors On The Road
by Greg Shaw provides a comprehensive timeline of live performances, reviews of the shows, stage antics of the performers, gossip related to the events, and recording sessions.

If you want to, take "The End" as being about patricide and incest. Read the last note to mean accommodation, not extermination, if that suits you more. That's as twentieth-century as you can get. I only aim to please.

—Jim Morrison

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