Revisit Jim Morrison's Disastrous Final Performance With the Doors

by Staff
Credit: Elektra Records
Credit: Elektra Records

We’re dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to look back at a very sad performance. During it, The Doors rattle through their subversive songs while Jim Morrison, a caricature of himself, provided some sad foreshadowing. It would be the last performance he’d ever give.

Morrison, who was living in Paris at the time of his sad passing, was found dead in a bathtub by his then-girlfriend Pamela Courson. Morrison was 27-years-old. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure; however, due to French law, no autopsy was performed as it was not required at the time.

The release of The Doors sixth studio album, L.A. Woman, coincided with Morrison’s move to Paris, the frontman deciding to take a leave of absence following an intense few months in the recording studio with his sights set on the anonymity that Europe could provide in comparison to the bustling West Coast. Morrison once told Circus Magazine: “I think I was just fed up with the image that had been created around me, which I sometimes consciously, most of the time unconsciously, cooperated with.”


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