Singer For The Doors is Dead

Los Angeles: Jim Morrison, 27, lead singer of The Doors rock group, died Saturday night of natural causes in Paris, France, his public relations firm said yesterday. Details of the death were not released but the firm, and a spokesman said no information would be available until Morrison’s agent returned from Paris. The spokesman could give no explanation of the delay in announcing the death. He said he learned of Read More …

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German magazine article – “JIM MORRISON STARB IN DER BADEWANNE”

Er war der Sanger und BoB der Doors, Amerikas Top-Rockgruppe von 1967 bis 1971. Ein Außenseiter, der Gedichte schrieb und Filme machen wollte. Unter mysteriösen Umstanden kam er am 3. Juli 1971 in Paris ums Leben. BRAVO schildert die Hintergrunde . . .  Photo Caption 1 (Band Pic): Oktober 1968: Jim Morrison mit den Doors vor dem Frankfurter Römer. V.I.: Organist Ray Manzarek, Sanger Jim Morrison, Schlagzeuger John Densmore Read More …

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Creem Magazine Article

Jim Morrison was sentenced October 30. It was expected that Jim would receive the maximum sentencing, but the judge got goodhearted and whacked off 2 months and sentenced Jim to 6 months with a $500.00 fine. But Jim won’t be serving his time for a while yet. The appeal has already started in the higher courts, and till it goes through, Jim Morrison is relatively a free man! Appeals sometimes Read More …

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Morrison Convicted: “So much for law. Back to politics.”

Published in ROCK MAGAZINE A political star has been born. You won’t see any star rising in the East. You’ll find it in the West (“The West is the Best”). He is James Douglas Morrison, who has a political unknown until September 20, 1970. On that date, Morrison was convicted of indecent exposure and profanity by a three-man, three-women jury in Dade Criminal Court, Miami Beach, Florida. Despite the fact Read More …

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State of Florida vs. Jim Morrison

PUBLISHED IN ROLLING STONE BY GLORIA VANJAK MIAMI – A year and a half after the controversial concert at Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove, Florida, Jim Morrison is back nearby Miami to stand trial for his alleged indecent performance. The State of Florida vs. James Morrison began in criminal court on August 10th, and has been in session every other day. The trial is expected to last six to Read More …

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Morrison’s Miami Trial: If All Else Fails You Can Petition The Lord With Prayer

Published in Rock Magazine By Mike Gershman ***Note: not full article Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do But there ain’t no cure for the summer-time blues. -E. Cochran There just are no summertime blues to compare with those felt here in Miami. We’re here—me, Jim, John, Ray, and Robbie, waiting—four Doors and a publicist—waiting for the big trial. The Trial was supposed to start Monday, August 3rd, but was Read More …

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Interview with Jim Morrison

Published in ROLLING STONE By Ben Fing Do you still consider yourself the “Lizard King?” That was two years ago, and even then it was kind of ironic. I meant it ironically…half tongue-in-cheek. It was an easy thing to pick up on. I just thought everyone knew it was ironic, but apparently they thought I was mad. Do you think you’d be classified among the people who signify what some Read More …

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The Doors and All That Rock

Published in the New York Times By DON HECKMAN MORRISON HOTEL: The Doors. (Elektra EKS- 750070 The Doors have shown remarkably little inclination toward change in their years on top of the pop heap. The elements of their music are still basically the same as when “Light My Fire” seemed to herald the arrival of a genuinely original new rock style. Ray Manzarek’s keyboard gymnastics, Robbie Krieger’s discreet guitar and, Read More …

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Words from the very pen of Jim Morrison himself – AUM Magazine 1969

Observations, comments, and pithy remarks excepted from Jim’s book The Lords, printed this spring- about 200 copies for his friends, he says, There will also be a simultaneous private printing of Morrison poems; the fourth Doors album; a screenplay he’s writing in collaboration with poet Michael McClure; a movie he wants to make based on a story he wrote about a hitchhiker turned mass murderer; and whatever plays he writes Read More …

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Song Hits Magazine – Pop Star of The Month (May 1969)

Jim Morrison of the Doors is quiet and unassuming almost to the point of shyness, treating all questioners with equal sincerity and thinking carefully about each question before answering it to what is obviously the best of his ability. Even after months of clamouring journalists – all asking basically the same questions – he is still patient, friendly and often quite charming. For instance, about sex: “it’s just one of Read More …

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