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2 years 11 months ago in Community

I'm 21 years old (and a girl) and Jim Morrison is my idol. My friends all associate me with all things Jim/The Doors and I actually have admitting to being obsessed. I feel like I identify with him in so many ways and have so many similarities. I know it's a long shot but I was wondering if anyone here knew Jim or met him at all? I would give anything to know what he was really like. I've read every single biography but I know that those all need to be taken with a grain of salt since authors tend to exaggerate. I've formed my own conclusion which is that he was a very complicated person who had many different sides. I know he was extremely intelligent and had a 149 IQ and was always reading. I also know he had a great sense of humor and was initially really shy and self conscious about his voice. I think he would have rather been a poet than a rock star and that fame really was too much for him, but of course I can't be sure about any of this. I also know he drank and I think that's when he tended to be belligerent and rude, but I've heard that when he was sober he was extremely polite and gentlemanly. I've also heard that he might have had Borderline Personality disorder, which really intrigues me because I suffer from Borderline, and though he doesn't have all the traits he does have some. Anyway, I feel like I'm rambling but if anyone who knew Jim or met him could weigh in on any of this I would really appreciate it. Or even if you knew Pam. I'm fascinated by all things 60s and Jim.


2 years 11 months ago

It's really hard to pin Jim down based upon what was written about him. You'd get more insight reading his own words, such as "The Lords and the New Creatures," "Wilderness," or "American Night." One of the better books written about him has to be "No One Here Gets Out Alive" by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugarman. While I never had the honor of meeting Jim, I did cut my teeth on rock concerts in 1968 in Dallas, Texas watching the Doors on stage. (And, yes, I'm that old. I was 16 when I saw the Doors in concert.)

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