Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Rock Singer

James Douglas Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter who was the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors.

Full Name
James Douglas Morrison
Dec 8, 1943
Jul 3, 1971
5′ 11″
Net Worth


James Douglas Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida on December 8, 1943. He was the son of Admiral George Stephen Morrison and his wife Clara Clark Morrison. Growing up, he spent time living with his family in California, Virginia, and Washington D.C. 

Morrison attended St. Petersburg College before transferring to Florida State University where he majored in film and theater studies. After dropping out of college, he moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and formed the band The Doors with Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore. The band released their debut album “The Doors” in 1967 which contained the No.1 hit single “Light My Fire” and went on to become one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

In 1969, Morrison released his first solo album “An American Prayer” which contained poetry written by him that had been set to music by the remaining members of The Doors. His second solo album “L.A. Woman” was released in 1971 and featured some of his best known songs such as “Riders On The Storm” and “Love Her Madly”. In 1971 he also wrote a book titled “The Lords And The New Creatures” which featured a collection of poetry and short stories by him. 

On July 3rd 1971 Morrison died at age 27 from an apparent heart attack while visiting Paris with his girlfriend Pam Courson. He is considered one of the greatest singers in rock music history and is often referred to as the "Lizard King" due to his stage presence during live performances with The Doors.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1943</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jim Morrison is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 8, 1943, Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms the Band The Doors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrison forms the band The Doors with Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Doors win their first Grammy award for “Light My Fire.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Arrested on Stage</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In March of 1969, Morrison was arrested onstage in Miami for indecent exposure and public drunkenness.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Paris</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrison moves to Paris with his longtime girlfriend Pamela Courson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death of Jim Morrison</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrison dies suddenly in his apartment in Paris on July 3, 1971.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Doors are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1979.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He was a Revolutionary</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Morrison was a revolutionary figure in the rock n’ roll industry. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and pushed for social change through his music. His influence can still be felt in the music scene today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He was a Poet</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Morrison was a prolific poet, often turning his lyrics into short stories or poems. His words were full of emotion and meaning, making them timeless classics that will never be forgotten.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He was Unconventional</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jim Morrison wasn’t afraid to go against the grain and challenge conventions. He wrote about taboo topics and pushed boundaries in an era where conformity was the norm. His courage to take risks is something we can all admire.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Founding Member of The Doors</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Morrison was a founding member of The Doors, the iconic rock band formed in 1965. The band is known for classic hits such as "Light My Fire" and "The End".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Poet and Writer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Morrison wrote poetry and prose throughout his life, sometimes using his writing as part of his performances. He even published two books of poetry: The Lords/Notes on Vision and An American Prayer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Arrested During Concert Performance</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1969, Jim Morrison was arrested during a concert performance in Miami after allegedly exposing himself to the audience. He was later found guilty of indecent exposure and public profanity.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Screenwriting Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Morrison studied film at UCLA and had aspirations to become a screenwriter. He wrote several screenplays with his writing partner Frank Lisciandro, including one based on his own experiences in Paris.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Mysterious Death</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jim Morrison's death in 1971 remains mysterious to this day. He was found dead in a bathtub in Paris at age 27, but the cause of death has never been determined.</p></div>


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