The Collected Works of Jim Morrison

You can also hear Jim Morrison’s final poetry recording, now available for the first time, on the CD or digital audio edition of this book, at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles on his twenty-seventh birthday, December 8, 1970.

The Collected Works of Jim Morrison

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks. Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison’s estate and inspired by a posthumously discovered list entitled “Plan for Book,” The Collected Works of Jim Morrison is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors’ front man. This landmark publication is the definitive opus of Morrison’s creative output—and the book he intended to publish. Throughout, a compelling mix of 160 visual components accompanies the text: excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks—all written in his own hand and published here for the first time—as well as an array of personal images and commentary on the work by Morrison himself. This oversized, beautifully produced collectible volume contains a wealth of new material—poetry, writings, lyrics, and audio transcripts of Morrison reading his work. Not only the most comprehensive book of Morrison’s work ever published, it is immersive, giving readers insight to the creative process of and offering access to the musings and observations of an artist whom the poet Michael McClure called “one of the finest, clearest spirits of our times.” This remarkable collector’s item includes: Foreword by Tom Robbins; introduction and notes by editor Frank Lisciandro that provide insight to the work; prologue by Anne Morrison Chewning Published and unpublished work and a vast selection of notebook writings The transcript, the only photographs in existence, and production notes of Morrison’s last poetry recording on his twenty-seventh birthday The Paris notebook, possibly Morrison’s final journal, reproduced at full reading size Excerpts from notebooks kept during his 1970 Miami trial The shooting script and gorgeous color stills from the never-released film HWY Complete published and unpublished song lyrics accompanied by numerous drafts in Morrison’s hand Epilogue: “As I Look Back”: a compelling autobiography in poem form Family photographs as well as images of Morrison during his years as a performer Hear Jim Morrison’s final poetry recording, now available for the first time, on CD or digital audio book, at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles on his twenty-seventh birthday, December 8, 1970. The digital audio book also includes performances by Patti Smith, Oliver Ray, Liz Phair, Tom Robbins, and others reading Morrison’s work.

Jim Morrison

(Jim Morrison's death inspired the cruicial scene of Last 'Ibngn in Pan's, filmed shortly afterward, in which Marion's character speaks to the laid-out corpse of his wife. who has killed herself.) It took twenty-five shipping boxes to ...

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison's electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis brings together insights gleaned from dozens of original interviews, long-lost recordings, and Morrison's own unpublished journals to create a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius. Each page brims with new details on every phase of Morrison's life, from his troubled youth in a strict military household, to his coming of age in the avant-garde scene of 1960s LA, his epic alcohol and drug binges, and sexual affairs. In a gripping final chapter, Davis synthesizes new evidence recently uncovered in Paris to resolve at last many of the mysteries surrounding Morrison's death, and reconstructs the final days and hours of America's greatest rock star. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock god who defined the 1960s.

Jim Morrison

On Monday, August 10, 1970, Jim Morrison entered the Metropolitan Dade County Justice Building, thedefendant in case 692355. Jim's lawyer, Max Fink, had nearly a hundred witnesses lined up to testify that Jim did not expose himself.

Jim Morrison


27 Jim Morrison

might cause Jim Morrison difficulties in life. Yet why was he so drawn to drink and, later, drugs?By theneed for selfobliteration? From what was he trying to escape? Partially, one senses, JimMorrison simply liked getting out of ...

27  Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was found dead, the victim of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris apartment bathtub in 1971. He was 27. Morrison was a talented, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to cope with his exalted status and his death, officially from heart failure, remains shrouded in mystery. In 27: Jim Morrison, acclaimed music critic Chris Salewicz pays homage to Morrison as a rock icon, whilst acknowledging the dark side of this conflicted character. It is the sixth title in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Jimi Hendrix and 27: Janis Joplin.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison / by Michael Burgan . p . cm .— ( Edge Books . Rock music library ) Includes bibliographical references and index , ISBN 0-7368-2702-1 ( hardcover ) 1. Morrison , Jim , 1943–1971— Juvenile literature . 2.

Jim Morrison

A biography highlighting the life, career, and the impact of rock musician, Jim Morrison.

Jim Morrison s Search for God

The Admiral believed Jim's morals and ethical standards werevery high. Both of Morrison's parents were proud ofhim but were also pained andpuzzled by his careerpath, alcoholand drug abuse, and deathin 1971, in Paris France.

Jim Morrison s Search for God

Jim Morrison, in all his sensitivity and bombast blast into stardom in the late 1960s as the lead singer of The Doors. Were the beams of his star manipulated and mastered by sinister forces while he stood by rejecting authority? Did the turmoil inside the poet drive him into the spotlight only to leave him questioning its validity while secretly reaching for the hand of all he'd rejected? Michael J Bollinger examines the singers rise and fall and delves into Jim Morrison's search for what awaited him beyond deaths door.

Biography of Jim Morrison

It did make an impression on young Jim. He always thought about the crying Indian.” In the book The Doors, Morrison's sister offered a different take on Morrison's story: "He enjoyed telling that story and exaggerating it.

Biography of Jim Morrison

ABOUT THE BOOK Rock star, poet, filmmaker, and self-proclaimed shaman -- Jim Morrison is the archetype of the modern rock star. As lead singer of the celebrated 1960s rock band The Doors, Morrison electrified audiences with his wild front man persona. Defiantly strutting the stage in his trademark leather pants, Morrison scowled, smiled, whispered and screamed his way to rock star immortality, a spellbinding entertainer at the pinnacle of his art. Morrisons primal scream was an invitation to the other side -- the Jungian collective unconscious of dreams and nightmares. He advocated an all-out pursuit of personal freedom. As a symbol, Morrison is the blueprint for the modern rock star, a sultry rebel oozing sex and danger. Morrison is one of the most influential singer-songwriters in music history. As the poet punk of his time -- The Doors were arguably historys first punk rock band, if not in sound then certainly in style and philosophy -- Morrison influenced a long line of talented poet-musicians. Just as Elvis Presley influenced a generation of musicians, the anarchic spirit of Jim Morrison lives on. Personifying an aggressive punk rock ethos, Morrison changed rock music forever. MEET THE AUTHOR Published poetry and short stories while working as a newspaper journalist. After selling gas masks and chopping wood in an industrial lumberyard, quit job to finish college. BA, Political Science. Spent five years teaching English, History and creative writing in the bay area. Interested in provocative music, muscle cars, gritty movies and beatnik literature. You can usually find me getting caffeinated at a local coffee joint, making friends with strangers or trying to chip away at my insane book collection. I dig writing about anything under the sun but especially music, cinema, pop culture, and sports. Currently working as a freelance journalist and indie filmmaker. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The music of The Doors is a celebration of a poetic rage coursing inside us all. A mixture of blues, acid rock and experimental jazz tones, the music conjures the ancient image of a carnival or circus, with Morrison the deranged ringleader leading us deeper into the unknown. Fueled by an insatiable hunger for life, a rage to live, Morrisons meteoric rise to fame crowned him the male sex symbol of his generation. His decline was just as spectacular, however, as a disillusioned Morrison sunk into a self-destructive malaise. In a symbolic escape from stardom, Morrison subverted his sex symbol image by growing a beard and gaining weight, transforming his celebrity aura into the grim vibe of a world-weary beatnik. The change was absolutely stunning. The self-proclaimed Lizard King who once stoked Americas adolescent fantasies was now an expatriated recluse pounding whiskey and snorting coke as he listened to old Doors records late into the night. Morrisons mysterious death in Paris only fueled curiosity about his life, artistic vision and the inner demons that ultimately destroyed him. In his poetry, Morrison describes his singing voice as a sick croon. His smoky voice continues to haunt the waking world. Questions linger. Why was he running away from the spotlight? How could a world famous rock star die of a heart attack at 27? Rumors swirl. Was Morrison assassinated? Did he play a prank on the world and fake his death? Over 40 years after that fateful night in Paris, when his girlfriend Pamela Courson found him dead in a bathtub, the question still remains: who was Jim Morrison? CHAPTER OUTLINE Biography of Jim Morrison + Introduction + Background and Upbringing + Major Accomplishments and Awards + Personal Life + ...and much more

Jim Morrison s Adventures in the Afterlife

"In that case, my friend, your name is Morrison . . . James Morrison." "James Morrison?" "James Douglas Morrison, commonly known as Jim." "You're telling me that I'm Jim Morrison?" "That's what you were calling yourself last time I saw ...

Jim Morrison s Adventures in the Afterlife

Part devil, part angel, the specter of Jim Morrison has haunted America's consciousness since his premature death in 1971. His spirit seemed dark, and the graphic despair of his Lizard King persona reigned supreme in his lifetime, but Jim Morrison died with a smile on his face. Was his journey through the afterlife as tumultuous as his journey through life? This is the question Mick Farren answers in his fascinatingly complex novel based on one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic figures. Jim Morrison's Adventures in the Afterlife picks up the story of Morrison as he hurtles through a purgatory-like afterlife in search of some way to bring his soul to peace. Along the way he finds Doc Holliday--and together they find themselves chasing the restless fire-and-brimstone evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, whose soul has broken after death into two warring halves. McPherson's sexier half becomes the object of Jim's obsession, and as the two struggle to find each other in this disordered land, their wild, careening chase through a dozen dystopiae recalls imagined worlds as diverse as Burgess's A Clockwork Orange or Terry Gilliam's Brazil. This is a daring, hilarious romp through the landfill of millennial society. Possessed of an imagination that rivals that of any of our edgiest fantasists, steeped in the detritus and ephemera of three decades of pop culture, Mick Farren has crafted in this new novel a bizarre and compelling fantasia.

Burning the May Tree The Sacrifice of Jim Morrison

his thesis, particularly the decentralized side of Punk, and his laundry-list index fails to mention The Doors or Jim Morrison. However, he presents much interesting historical material covering many artistic and political movements, ...

Burning the May Tree  The Sacrifice of Jim Morrison

Unlocks the history and significance of the rock band The Doors in terms of Jim Morrison's published poetry. The book gives us a window into an epic struggle for cultural change, and how it was suppressed. A great way to get started with Jim's poetry and Doors history.

Case Computer Jim Morrison

Sarah had been impressed by what Yannick had come out with since he sounded more like Jim Morrison than she thought he would when she found out it wasn't him. “I don't know how you could tell really? Since all he was doing was singing ...

Case Computer Jim Morrison


The End The Death of Jim Morrison

It is also said that late that night, hours before the police or any of Morrison's friends were notified, Cameron Watson, the disc-jockey at La Bulle, another late night music business club, announced the death of Jim Morrison to a ...

The End  The Death of Jim Morrison

A budget-priced edition of the top-selling investigation into the controversial death of Doors singer, Jim Morrison.

Riders on the Storm

“This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger “[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as ...

Riders on the Storm

“This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger “[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group. . . . Densmore is a fluent, articulate writer who both comprehends the Doors' unearthly power and is on familiar terms with their antecdedents in literature, theater, and myth.”—Rolling Stone “Well-written and touching . . . tells it all and tells it honestly.”—The New York Times Book Review “John Densmore's Riders of the Storm is as good an account of the history of the Doors as has been printed to date.”—USA Today “Riders on the Storm is very enjoyable, especially its homespun and self-experienced insights. John Densmore is a survivor and a seeker.”—Oliver Stone

Jim Morrison

Auteur de plusieurs livres sur Jim Morrison, Jean-Yves Reuzeau travailla une dizaine d'années pour le label Elektra, celui des Doors."

Jim Morrison

«J'ai toujours été attiré par tout ce qui parlait de révolte contre l'autorité. Celui qui se réconcilie avec l'autorité se met à en faire partie.» Chaman, poète maudit, sorcier des mots, James Douglas Morrison, dit Jim Morrison (1943-1971), chanteur des Doors, continue de fasciner des générations d'auditeurs et de lecteurs. Cette biographie très documentée retrace l'aventure fulgurante d'un artiste hors du commun qui réinventa le rock and roll. L'équipée sauvage de celui qu'on appelait le «Roi lézard» fut aussi celle d'un groupe, les Doors, dont les mélodies et les textes font aujourd'hui parti de l'histoire de la musique : «Riders On The Storm», «Light My Fire», «You Make Me real»... Auteur de plusieurs livres sur Jim Morrison, Jean-Yves Reuzeau travailla une dizaine d'années pour le label Elektra, celle des Doors.

Angels Dance and Angels Die The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison

Angels Dance and Angels Die tells the story of the turbulent relationship between legendary Doors front man, Jim Morrison, and his common-law wife, Pamela Courson.

Angels Dance and Angels Die  The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison

Angels Dance and Angels Die tells the story of the turbulent relationship between legendary Doors front man, Jim Morrison, and his common-law wife, Pamela Courson. Follow the lives of Courson and Morrison before their fateful meeting in 1965; their lives together until Morrison's death in 1971; and Courson's life without Morrison, including her fight to gain the rights to his estate until her death from a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974.

Love Him Madly

Chronicles the author's four-year relationship with Jim Morrison, shedding light on the artist's complex personality, sexual proclivities, and insecurities.

Love Him Madly

Chronicles the author's four-year relationship with Jim Morrison, shedding light on the artist's complex personality, sexual proclivities, and insecurities.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison


Rimbaud and Jim Morrison

It was a 19-year-old Jim Morrison who wrote Mr. Fowlie to thank him for translating his hero Arthur Rimbaud into English from French and it would be a grateful Jim Morrison who would thank Wallace Fowlie today for tracing and linking his ...

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison

"I have little doubt Jim Morrison would be both flattered by and proud of Wallace Fowlie's analytic literary analysis of his poetry and lyrics. It was a 19-year-old Jim Morrison who wrote Mr. Fowlie to thank him for translating his hero Arthur Rimbaud into English from French and it would be a grateful Jim Morrison who would thank Wallace Fowlie today for tracing and linking his work with such a distinguished poetic heritage."--Danny Sugerman, author of "Wonderland Avenue" and co-author of "No One Here Gets Out Alive."

Jim Morrison

Un Festin d'Amis en somme. Après quelques salles minables, ils jouent sur le Sunset Trip et deviennent The Doors. L'autostoppeur/poète des garages en rock-star c'est Jim Morrison.

Jim Morrison

Un autostoppeur, la tête pleine de blues et de la philosophie de Nietzsche, écrit des poèmes sur le toit d'un garage à L A. Un jour de 1965, à Venice Beach il tombe sur un copain, Ray Manzareck, comme lui ex-étudiant en cinéma. Ils décident de se retrouver pour jouer à Manhattan Beach. Le poète du garage écrirait les textes, il chante aussi. Plus tard, Manzarek lance un bon groove de Muddy Waters au clavier, et le batteur qu'ils ont invité, John Densmore, a suivi. On le gardera. Puis John est venu avec Robby Krieger, il manquait une guitare. Comme le groupe est au complet, le poète du garage a proposé un pacte : tout ce qu'ils gagneront sera partagé en quatre. Un Festin d'Amis en somme. Après quelques salles minables, ils jouent sur le Sunset Trip et deviennent The Doors. L'autostoppeur/poète des garages en rock-star c'est Jim Morrison. Avec 250 concerts en 4 ans et 6 albums : un vent de panique. Rester soi-même au milieu de la tempête : combat d'un pauvre poète. Alors parfois, Morrison s'en va dans le désert au volant de la Blue Lady, seul avec ses poèmes, sa tragédie intime. Sa sauvagerie. Dedans / Dehors. Sur scène, il invente un poète-chaman inspiré du désert des Mojaves, guerrier d'une Célébration Poétique Rock. Mais, le 1er mars 69 à Miami, au Dinner Key Auditorium, sous 12 000 flashs, il se met à hurler Rock is dead, Rock is dead, en pleine guerre du Vietnam : s'en suivra une émeute. Enième émeute au concert des Doors. Seulement c'est celle de trop. Il sera arrêté, accusé. Fini le Festin d'Amis. Ne lui reste que la seule Poésie. Alors il s'en va comme Rimbaud. A Paris. Là il sera James Douglas Morrison, le poète. Sur sa tombe, au Père Lachaise, le 3 juillet 1971, Pamela, sa compagne lira des vers tirés de la Célébration du lézard.

Jim Morrison

The book contains 57 original Frank Lisciandro photographs, many never published before. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together focuses on issues and occasions that illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison... We all know the stories, but does anyone know the real man? If you don't know where the truth ends and the fiction begins, you're not alone. A misinformation barrage that started when Morrison was alive grew toxic in the years after his death. In an effort to disprove the lies and rumors, Frank Lisciandro, Jim's friend and film collaborator, gathered together more than a dozen of Morrison's friends for a series of interviews and conversations. From the transcripts of those talks Jim Morrison is candidly brought to light by the people who knew him, who were his pals, colleagues, mentors and lovers. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together confronts and sweeps away the fantasy to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. The interviews and conversations covered a multitude of topics. The people who share their stories were themselves active participants in the West Coast music scene: musicians, concert promoters, publicists and band managers. Readers will discover funny stories, secrets revealed and truths more astounding than the fabrications published during and after Morrison's life. From his first year in high school and his student days at UCLA to the formation of The Doors and his rise to fame, the book weaves an amazing tapestry of information about Jim Morrison the poet, the brilliant lyricist, and the iconic singer and performer of The Doors. The book is a feast for Jim's fans worldwide and for curious readers who want to know the true Jim Morrison story. The conversations also offer a unique oral history of the turbulent Sixties when L.A.'s Sunset Strip was the focus of a cultural renaissance and musical revolution. The book contains 57 original Frank Lisciandro photographs, many never published before. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together focuses on issues and occasions that illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. By weighing the observations of those who knew him, the reader can reach his own conclusions about who Jim Morrison was and what he achieved. The result is a more accurate rendering, a more humane and truthful portrait.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was the quintessential Sixties pop star, a counter-culture hero who pushed himself--and his audience--to the limit.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was the quintessential Sixties pop star, a counter-culture hero who pushed himself--and his audience--to the limit. Part poet, part clown, part modern-day Renaissance man, Morrison created an image that was ultimately his undoing. Though he died more than twenty years ago, Jim Morrison still has the power to fascinate. He remains one of youth culture's most revered heroes--a hero who got out just in time. Book jacket.