JIM MORRISON~ 1943 - 1971~ In His Words :
"You could say it's an accident that I was ideally suited for the work I am doing. It's the feeling of a bowstring being pulled back for 22 years and suddenly being let go. I am primarily an American, second, a Californian, third, a Los Angeles resident. I've always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. I like ideas about the breaking away or overthrowing of established order."
Jim Morrison was the lead singer of the successful band, The Doors. The Doors took their name from the title of a book by Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, which was in turn borrowed from a line of poetry by the 18th century artist and poet William Blake: "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
Jim was inspired by poets like William Blake and Arthur Rimbaud, and the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. His grave is in Paris in the cemetery Pére Lachaise. Fans from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Jim Morrison's grave just to be close to him. For many, going there seems to be an act of freedom.
Me at Jim Morrison's grave in Paris about 1000 years ago.
- The Classic "Light My Fire" on the Ed Sullivan Show where Jim was told not to sing "higher" but to substitute it with a different word. Needless to say he sang "higher" and Ed Sullivan was so furious that he vowed, "You'll never do the Sullivan show again."
To which Morrison replied, "We just did the Sullivan show."
- The Doors "Love Me Two Times"
- The Doors "Strange Days"
- The Doors "Ghost Song"
- Jim Morrison's Grave Video
- Pere Lachaise Paris Cemetery Pictures Tour 2006
The Doors - "Love Me Two Times"