The Doors Once Tried to Replace Jim Morrison With Paul Mccartney

by Joe Taysom
(Credit: Elektra / Alamy)
(Credit: Elektra / Alamy)

After the sudden death of Jim Morrison in 1971, the surviving members of The Doors found themselves mourning the loss of their singer and, in truth, felt rudderless without him.

The reality, of course, was that Morrison’s health had declined rapidly, and while his death was still unexpected, it wasn’t a complete surprise to the rest of the band. The band forged their ideas for the 1971 album Other Voices while Morrison was living in Paris with his girlfriend, hoping that he’d return to the US to finish the album. Tragically though, he never made it back from the French capital.

The frontman was in Europe visiting Pamela Courson, and there remain conflicting reports about his health at this time. It has been said that Morrison was in the process of cleaning himself up and attempting to oust his longstanding alcoholism and drug habits. The move to a new country was his way of ridding himself of the social circle that had stopped him from reaching his potential.


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