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"I am the lizard king, I can Snapchat anything," croons Jim Morrison's ghost. Or maybe I'm hallucinating, stirred by the wind, rain and ubiquitous smoke on this Thursday in Venice.

A half-century ago this month, The Doors released their eponymous debut, a record so indelible that the "Light My Fire" organ line soundtracks every imagined flashback of '60s L.A. In tribute, the city of Los Angeles officially proclaimed Jan. 4 the "Day of The Doors," complete with a beach-adjacent ceremony featuring the surviving band members, lifelong L.A. residents drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger.

Weiss, J. (2017, January 18). Searching for Jim Morrison's Ghost in Gentrified Venice. Retrieved from www.laweekly.com

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Jim Morrison by Stephan Beauvais

Jim Morrison Project

The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, films, art, spoken word & music with The Doors.