The Doors celebrate “The Day Of The Doors” with the reveal of “Doors Junction”

In 2017, the city of Los Angeles declared January 4 “The Day of The Doors.” This year on The Day of The Doors, Encino city councilman declared the intersection of Densmore Avenue and Morrison Street in Encino “Doors Junction.” The council member appeared alongside John Densmore to mark the occasion with new street signs and a recital of Jim’s poetry by John. Mr. Koretz presented John with a certificate of Read More …

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The Doors Reflect On Earliest Concerts; Jim Morrison’s Genius

Read the article in full at Rolling Stone. “When I think about the beginning of the Doors, it feels like a strange, beautiful psychedelic dream that happened,” John Densmore says. “I guess it happened.” The drummer has been reassessing the band’s salad days because he recently contributed to a newly released, limited-edition box set, London Fog 1966, which contains the earliest known recordings of the Doors. It features a recording Read More …

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Jim Morrison On Self Awareness

“I think that, more than writing music and as a singer, my greatest talent is that I had an instinctive knack of self-image propagation. I was very good at manipulating publicity with a few little phrases like ‘erotic politics’. Having grown up on television and mass magazines, I knew instinctively what people would latch on to. So I dropped those little jewels in here and there — seemingly very innocently Read More …

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Mr. Mojo Risin’

PUBLISHED IN ROCK MAGAZINE BY DANNY SUGERMAN JIM MORRISON A Shaman’s Sojourn Through The Doors Music Company ROCK takes pride in presenting a profile of Jim Morrison by the writer who probably knew him best. Jim Morrison, lyricist and focal point of the supergroup The Doors, died in Paris, Farance, July 3, 1971. He was 27 years old. The cause of death is unknown. Some say it was some sort Read More …

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Remembering Morrison

Published in Fusion Magazine By Mitchell Cohen The rock world was still staggering from the back-to-back deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin when they were suddenly and mysteriously joined in pop star heaven by Jim Morrison. Lead singer and chief honcho of The Doors. Hendrix’s aura has been kept financially floating by virtue of many posthumous live albums and filmed tributes, and Joplin is currently hot copy as a Read More …

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The Real-Life Death of Jim Morrison

By Bernard Wolfe Slamming the door in the Woodstock Nation Minutes before darn, July 3, in the bathroom of his Paris hotel suite, at age twenty-seven, James Douglas Morrison, most flamboyantly swinging but least open of The Doors, a Los Angeles rock, stopped breathing. The causes, reported six days later and with judicious press management, were described as “natural”. There is no nagging, no tattling. Only agreeable items are being Read More …

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Morrison’s Last Days

Published in the LA Times BY DAN KNAPP Riders on the storm, Riders on the storm Into this house we’re born, Into this world we’re thrown Like a dog without a bone, An actor on alone Riders on the storm… Lyrics by Jim Morrison. The beginning of the last number on the last album cut by the Doors. Superrock group of four that had risen from $5-a-night gigs to $100,000 Read More …

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JAMES DOUGLAS MORRISON (December 8, 1943-JULY 3, 1971)

Do you know the warm progress under the stars! Do you know we exits? Have you forgotten the keys to the Kingdom Have you been borne yet & are you alive? An American Prayer, copyright James Douglas Morrison, 1970 Jim Morrison looked his life like a movie. A subtle fantasy in which he was both hero and villian. He was the hitchhiker who becomes the mass murderer. The Christ who Read More …

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Jim Morrison Dies at 27

Published in S.F. Examiner PARIS—(AP)—Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors and a star of the acid rock scene, died in Paris last Saturday and was buried Wednesday in Pere Lachaise cemetery. The death of the 27 year old entertainer was announced early today in Los Angeles by his manager William Siddons, and confirmed by U.S. officials in the French capital. The cause of death was not given on the Read More …

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