Among the many gods and myths of the sixties and seventies, Jim Morrison seems to embody the era perfectly. Young, passionate, in love with Romantic poetry, fiery, and unexpected, the would-be frontman for The Doors broke ties with the strict household he was raised in, to become the voice of a generation that wanted to move forward. For many, his image has become a bold legend of nonconformity and sexual awakening. Coming on to the scene in the sixties, when people were starting to erode the prudish traits of the preceding decade, Morrison turned into the poster boy of a youth inspired by utopian ideas of nineteenth century poets that became the anti-war hippie movements, which also paved the way for the sexual revolution.
When we think of Morrison, we think of his onstage persona, his relationship to Pamela Courson, and, of course, of his untimely death. But there was more to him than that rockstar façade. There was an artist who wanted to be heard more than adored, who struggled with his art being just seen as something for the masses, rather than the poetry with which he dreamed of changing the world. The following are excerpts and phrases he made through his lyrics, poems, and a rather candid interview with Creem magazine’s Lizzie James a year before his death. They show us who Jim Morrison was, beyond the legend of the Lizard King. This was the heart of a man who dreamed of being a truly free spirit.
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It is now more than half a century since The Doors published their first album in 1967. Although they only made music for five years, through his mysterious death in Paris in 1971, the charismatic and self-destructive Jim Morrison, managed to create a legend. He did not live to be the poet he wanted to be, but he has become a cult figure even today.
The death of Morrison was the last in a string of rock deaths, which began with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones in 1969, and continued on with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix in 1970, all at the age of 27—although the doctor who saw Morrison’s body thought that he was 57. In order to understand his tragedy, we have to go back to his childhood. After The Doors began, Jim did not see his parents again, saying that his only family was his sister.
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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.
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.
The Doors' frontman Jim Morrison was an elusive person while he was alive, so it's no surprise that there were some facts that got buried with him when he died. Here, PPcorn dig up 15 interesting facts you didn’t know about Jim Morrison.