Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison

American musician, singer, and poet, lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doorsadd

Category: Music

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (57%), California (12%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Jimi Hendrix, Ray Manzarek, Janis Joplin

Linked to: Florida State University, George Washington Middle School, Louisiana State University, University of California, Los Angeles




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Jim Morrison was born in 1943 add something


In 1947, Morrison, four years old, allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which a family of Native Americans were injured and possibly killed. add something


Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. add something


Gloria Stavers - Stavers had dated 1950s teen idol Dion DiMucci, and during the 1960s she was one of Jim Morrison's long-term lovers


While still in his teens Morrison discovered the work of philosopher Friedrich_Nietzsche add something


In 1958 Morrison attended Alameda, California High School in Alameda, California. add something


Jimi Hendrix - His career and death grouped him with Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones as one of the 27 Club, a group including iconic 1960s rock stars who suffered drug-related deaths at the age of 27 within a two-year period, leaving legacies in death that have eclipsed the popularity and influence they experienced during their lifetimes


Hy Pyke - Pyke majored in theatre at UCLA in the 1960s, appearing in numerous student films, including one for Ray Manzarek, keyboard player of The Doors, called "Induction" , which featured "The Doors" vocalist Jim Morrison in a brief role


Talitha Getty - She died within the same twelve month period as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Edie Sedgwick and Jim Morrison, other cultural icons of the 1960s


He graduated from George Washington High School (now George Washington Middle School) in Alexandria, Virginia in June 1961. add something


In 1962, he transferred to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida , where he appeared in a school recruitment film. add something


Ray Manzarek - From 1962 to 1965, he studied in the Department of Cinematography at the University of California, Los Angeles , where he met film student Jim Morrison


In January 1964 Morrison moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles . add something


In the summer of 1965, after graduating from film school, Morrison led a bohemian lifestyle in Venice Beach. add something


Morrison and fellow UCLA student Ray Manzarek were the first two members of The Doors, forming the group during that same Summer of 1965. add something


Morrison completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA's film school within the Theater Arts department of the College of Fine Arts in 1965. add something


In June 1966, Morrison and The Doors were the opening act at the Whisky a Go Go on the last week of the residency of Van Morrison's band Them. add something


In 1967, Morrison and The Doors produced a promotional film for "Break on Through", which was their first single release. add something


In 1967, photographer Joel Brodsky took a series of black-and-white photos of Morrison, in a photo shoot known as "The Young Lion" photo session. add something


The Doors achieved national recognition after signing with Elektra Records in 1967. add something


The single "Light My Fire" spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July/August 1967. add something


Iggy Pop - The seeds of Iggy Pop's stage persona were sown when he saw The Doors perform in 1967 at the University of Michigan and was amazed by the stage antics and antagonism displayed by singer Jim Morrison


Ray Manzarek - Manzarek married Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967, with Jim Morrison and his long time companion, Pamela Courson, as witnesses


In 1968, The Doors released their third studio album, Waiting for the Sun. Their fourth album, The Soft Parade, was released in 1969. add something


In this he recounts his surprise at receiving a fan letter from Morrison who, in 1968, thanked him for his latest translation of Arthur Rimbaud's verse into English. add something


Johnny Winter - Contrary to urban legend, Johnny Winter did not perform with Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison on the 1968 infamous Hendrix bootleg album "Woke Up This Morning and found Myself Dead" from New York City's The Scene club


Jimi Hendrix - In March 1968, Jim Morrison of the Doors joined Hendrix onstage at the Scene Club in New York


By 1969, the formerly svelte singer had gained weight, grown a beard, and had begun dressing more casually—abandoning the leather pants and concho belts for slacks, jeans and T-shirts. add something


He self-published two separate volumes of his poetry in 1969, entitled The Lords / Notes on Vision and The New Creatures. add something


In his last will, notarized in Los Angeles County on February 12, 1969, Morrison (who described himself as "an unmarried person") bequeathed his entire estate to Courson, naming her co-executor with his attorney, Max Fink; she thus inherited everything upon MorrisonÂ’s death in 1971. add something


Morrison's best-known but seldom seen cinematic endeavor is HWY: An American Pastoral, a project he started in 1969. add something


Their fourth album, The Soft Parade, was released in 1969. add something


The first was in March 1969 in Los Angeles and the second was on December 8, 1970. add something


Paul Ferrara - He directed Jim Morrison's 1969 film "


Kate Smith - In 1969, following the Miami incident when Jim Morrison of The Doors, was arrested for indecency exposure, Smith, along with the Lettermen, Jackie Gleason, and Anita Bryant, gave a performance of artists for decency, in Miami, which was commended and hailed by President Richard Nixon


Patricia Kennealy-Morrison - As editor-in-chief of "Jazz and Pop" she first interviewed Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors in January 1969


Jim Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27 in Paris add something


After a lengthy break the group reconvened in October 1970 to record what would become their final album with Morrison, entitled L.A. Woman. add something


T. E. Breitenbach - In the fall of 1970, while still at college, Breitenbach sent pictures of his artwork to Jim Morrison and offered to paint an album cover


Robert Plant - Plant enjoyed great success with Led Zeppelin throughout the 1970s and developed a compelling image as the charismatic rock-and-roll front man, similar to his contemporary in The Who, singer Roger Daltrey , Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, and his other fellow contemporary, Jim Morrison of The Doors


Jim Morrison died in 1971 add something


Morrison flew with Pam to Paris in March 1971. add something


Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27 add something


The grave had no official marker until French officials placed a shield over it, which was stolen in 1973 add something


The site previous to the 1973 theft was covered with shells and letters add something


Douglas Kent Hall - Many of Hall's images have become known as icons of Americana, such as Mesquite, Texas 1973, and Jim Morrison, Portland


Courson died of a heroin overdose in 1974, leaving her parents as her heirs add something


After Courson's death on April 25, 1974, the probate court in California decided that she and Morrison had what qualified as a common-law marriage add something


In the first version of "No One Here Gets Out Alive", published in 1980, Sugerman and Hopkins gave some credence to the rumor that Morrison may not have died at all, calling the fake death theory not as far-fetched as it might seem add something


Jim Morrison's vocal influences included Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, which is evident in his own baritone crooning style used in several of The Doors songs and in the 1981 documentary The Doors: A Tribute to Jim Morrison, Producer Paul Rothchild refers his first impression of Morrison as being a "Rock and Roll Bing Crosby" add something


Larry Buchanan - In 1984 he produced "Down on Us", which charged that the United States government was responsible for the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin


"The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison" Volume I is entitled "Wilderness", and, upon its release in 1988, became an instant "New York Times" Bestseller add something


In the early 1990s Morrison's father George Stephen Morrison, after consulting with E. Nicholas Genovese, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Ancient Greek and Latin languages at San Diego State University, placed a flat stone on the grave add something


Volume II, "The American Night", released in 1990, was a success add something


Sammy Davis, Jr. - In the 1993 film "Wayne's World 2", Tim Meadows portrays Davis in the dream sequence with Michael A. Nickles as Jim Morrison


Creed performed their version of "Roadhouse Blues" with Robby Krieger for the 1999 Woodstock Festival add something


In 2007 Florida Governor Charlie Crist suggested the possibility of a posthumous pardon for Morrison, which was announced as successful on December 9, 2010 add something


In 2011, a "Rolling Stone" readers' pick placed Jim Morrison in fifth place of the magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time" add something


In June 2013, a new fossil analysis revealed a lizard, one of the largest ever known that lived on Myanmar, was given the moniker "Barbaturex morrisoni" in honor of Morrison add something


In the August 1, 2014 issue of Mojo Magazine, Marianne Faithfull says that her drug-dealer boyfriend at the time, Jean de Breiteuil, killed Morrison add something


Celtic Family Magazine revealed in their 2016 Spring Issue his Morrison clan was originally from the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, while his Irish side, the Clelland clan whom married into the Morrison line were from County Down, Ireland add something