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The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, film work, artwork, spoken word & music with The Doors. The Jim Morrison Project was originally launched on July 3, 2011, in memory of the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison's death, and will now be relaunched in celebration of his 70th birthday on December 8, 2013. Even in death, Jim Morrison's legacy lives on.

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Jim Morrison reads poetry in an airplane.

Nickelson666. (2008, April 9). Jim Morrison in an Airplane. Retrieved July 10, 2014, from www.youtube.com
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On July 3, 1971, Jim Morrison dies in Paris, France. The fact that he reaches the age of 27 is a miracle in itself, considering the amount of alcohol and drugs he takes. In 1966, young Jim studies film at UCLA and bumps into keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The Doors are born. Early success changes into dismay. Morrison often performs drunk and turning his back to the audience. The self-proclaimed 'Lizard King' lives his dream. On TV, Morrison disregards host Ed Sullivan and blatantly sings 'higher' in the track 'Light My Fire'. Later on he apparently shows his genitals while performing 'Touch Me' in Florida. And the list goes on and on.

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This must have been a very shocking headline on the news of Jim Morrison's death 43 years ago today.

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It's hard to believe but it was 43 years ago today that Jim Morrison died under mysterious circumstances in Paris, France. The Doors' frontman, one of the great characters in rock and roll history, was only 27.

The Doors are mandatory listening for anyone who is serious about being a student of American rock and roll. I worked as an overnight DJ at a classic rock station and it's there I learned more Doors songs than "Hello I Love You" and "Light My Fire." There's nothing wrong with those songs but it wasn't until I first played "Roadhouse Blues" at midnight on a Friday night or heard "Riders On The Storm" at 3 a.m. on a Saturday that I began to appreciate the breadth of The Doors and through the years that followed I began delving deeper into their discography. I never became as big a fan of the band as I did of others I knew before or learned of during my stint in radio, but my appreciation for them grew and as I said, you can't tell the story of rock's evolution without pausing to discuss and listen to them.

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Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Jim Morrison's death. On July 3, 1971, the life-spirit floated out of the body of the charismatic and controversial lead singer of The Doors as he floated in a bathtub in an apartment in Paris, France. Morrison allegedly died from natural causes—yet some are convinced it was a drug overdose (others believe he never died at all)—at the age of 27. We'll never know for sure because no autopsy was performed on Morrison's corpse, as the French coroner found no evidence of foul play.

Morrison may have died in Europe, but he was as American as anyone ever has been—soaring to the heights, falling to the depths, riddled with contradictions. For some, he's the true "godfather of punk," for others a bloated self-parody who fed off his own ego. He came from a military family yet is a symbol of counterculture rebellion. He mocked hippies in the sinister song "Five to One," at the same time anyone over the age of 30 likely regarded Morrison as the ultimate "hippie-freak" with his faraway stare, curly Dionysian locks and acid-soaked lyrics summoning death, disappointment and mythological excess.

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

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There were all these little rooms backstage, see, and i was talking to a girl in one of the rooms—it was actually a shower room, I guess. Then this cop came in and stared hassling me and sprayed some gas in my eyes—it blinds you temporarily—and finally someone told him that I was with The Doors and was supposed to be there, or something like that. The cop let me go. Later, when i was onstage, i was singing "Back Door Man" and in the middle I started telling the crowd what had happened backstage.

—Jim Morrison

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