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James Douglas Morrison

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Old Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, FL, USA
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cause of death: Heart Failure (some say due to drug overdose, no real known reason, as there was no autopsy)
Place of Burial: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of George Stephen Morrison and Clara Virginia Morrison
Partner of Pamela Courson and Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
Brother of <private> Chewning (Morrison) and <private> Morrison

Occupation: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About Jim Morrison

James Douglas "Jim" Morrison born December 8, 1943 died July 3, 1971

Jim Morrison was an American singer and poet, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors.

Relationships:

  1. Pamela Courson, after her death the probate court in California decided that she and Morrison had what qualified as a common-law marriage.
  2. Patricia Kennealy, married in a Celtic Pagan handfasting ceremony, the couple signed a document declaring themselves wedded, but none of the paperwork was filed with the state.

Jim Morrison was the son of Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Clarke.

Following The Doors' explosive rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed a severe alcohol and drug dependence which culminated in his death in Paris in 1971 at age 27, due to a suspected heroin overdose. However, the events surrounding his death continue to be the subject of controversy, as no autopsy was performed on his body after death, and the exact cause of his death is disputed by many to this day.

Morrison was well-known for often improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Due to his wild personality and performances, he is regarded by some people as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history. Morrison was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine's "50 Greatest Singers In Rock".

Links

thedoors.com

The Doors - 10 Minute Interview 1969

The Doors - People are strange (1967) YouTube

Earliest film of Jim Morrison

Find A Grave - Jim Morrison

George Washington High School Alumni Association

IMDB - Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison's lost painting

Jim Morrison Quotes

Wiki (En) - Jim Morrison

worldcat.org - Morrison, Jim 1943-1971

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Jim Morrison's Timeline

1943
December 8, 1943
Melbourne, FL, USA
1971
July 3, 1971
Age 27
Paris, Île-de-France, France
July 7, 1971
Age 27
Paris, Île-de-France, France