Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, as James Douglas Morrison. His father was an admiral in the United States Navy. His family moved because of the job and the position of his father in the Navy. Morrison's father was a strictly authoritarian personality. Maybe this had an impact on Jim Morrison's rebellion, which he later reflected in his music. Jim Morrison attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Florida State University for one year. Morrison then moved to the West Coast to study film and theater at UCLA in 1964.
He was obsessed with the poetry of William Blake and the writings of the philosopher Frederich Nietzsche. Gradually he lost interest in the school and turned away to finally write his own poems. Morrison soon started experimenting with drugs, especially LSD. Morrison impressed several people and decided to start a band. Two of his bandmates were recruited by the Psychedelic Rangers. Robbie Krieger and John Densmore joined Morrison and The Doors was founded. The name was Jim Morrison's idea. He had the idea of The Doors of Perception from Aldous Huxley's book on mescaline.
Jim Morrison began his singing career quite shy as a front man. He avoided eye contact with his audience and sometimes sang his back to the audience. Soon he came out of his shell and acted as Jim Morrison, as we all know.
The Doors became famous in 1967 with their debut, which produced a series of hits and headlines in the news. Morrison's anti-war antics were loved by many but hated by some. Especially because of his father's position as an admiral in the US Navy. In fact, Jim Morrison was closely watched by the United States government because he was related to a high-status person, the US government. His relationship with a US admiral, his father, made him a "potential threat" to the then US intelligence.
Jim Morrison was also known for drunken behavioral outbreaks with frequent loss of his temper. He began to act with unpredictable messages in order to consider obscenities and allusions to sex in order to elicit strong reactions from his audience.
Police officers often appeared at concerts and often arrested Morrison for obscenities, which were usually later acquitted. The Doors also retreated to the studio, where they created works like LA Woman and the harsh Morrison Hotel. Morrison often retired to Paris to relax and write poetry.
Jim Morrison founded the Zeppelin Publishing Company with the help of the legal department of Warner Brothers Pictures and Atlantic Records. Jim Morrison was also known for his very high IQ. Perhaps this was another reason why he was considered a potential threat to US intelligence. Interestingly, Morrison founded the Zeppelin Publishing Company just before the rock band Led Zeppelin became famous. At that time, everyone knew who The Doors was, but Led Zeppelin was not yet known. The Zeppelin publishing house was chartered, only to be set and later revived.
Jim Morrison had a dark and erotic baritone voice. His poetic lyrics and voice have made The Doors one of the most discussed, controversial and theatrical acts of our time.
Popular hits of the 1960s included Light My Fire, Hello I Love You, Don & # 39; t You Love Her and many more. On March 1, 1969, Jim Morrison and The Doors were booked for a concert in Coconut Grove, Florida. Morrison's flight took place in New Orleans and he spent a lot of time in the airport bar drinking a lot.
When Morrison came on stage, he could barely stand. In front of the screaming crowd of over 13,000 people, Morrison stood briefly before the eyes. Police were pressured by local residents in the Miami area to issue a warrant for his arrest. Morrison later joined the FBI and went to court on August 12, 1970.
Jim Morrison eventually retired from his own band to write poetry in Paris. He increasingly took drugs and alcohol and was found dead on July 3, 1971 in his bathtub. He was said to have been the victim of an obvious heart attack. He was only 27 years old. Jim Morrison was then buried in the Pere-Lachaisse cemetery in Paris.
His death is very controversial due to the circumstances. After his death, there were a number of bizarre and strange events. People call them strange coincidences. For example, there was a three-day news blackout in the media. His death was not reported until the funeral was over. Robert Hillburn of the LA Times wrote about Morrison's obituary. He dubbed in the article "Why Morrison – News Delay?". He ignited a controversial spark that has not dimmed since.
Since Morrison's death, there have been rumors and myths that Morrison was discovered in strange places around the world. The most likely place he would be is Paris, France. However, there have been reports of sightings of Morrison, even claiming that he lives in the Pacific Northwest. He should own a ranch there and live peacefully in seclusion.
It is highly unlikely that Jim Morrison is still alive. Strange things have happened in our history. It certainly inspires the imagination of this Doors fan and other music lovers around the world.