Historical records matching Jim Morrison
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.
- Pamela Courson, after her death the probate court in California decided that she and Morrison had what qualified as a common-law marriage.
- 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".