Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend

Ebury Press, 2004 - 482 pages
A groundbreaking, revelatory, and often shocking new biography of the singer, poet, and icon who remade rock history, from the author of the bestselling HAMMER OF THE GODSJim Morrison epitomised the late 1960s: embodying the rage, rampant libido and spectacular flameout that defined this turbulent era. The music he created with The Doors has sold over 50 million records worldw wide- with over 13 million in the last decade alone, as their songs have been embraced bv a new generation. Rut despite Morrison's seminal importance, there has not yet been an authoritative biography that does justice to him and his creative legacy. Until now. Stephen Davis. the preeminent rock biographer and author ol the classic Led Zeppelin history HAMMER OF THE GODS, has uncovered never-before- seen documents, conducted dozens of originalinterviews, and scoured Morrison s unpublished journals and recordings to write the definitive biography of a misunderstood legend, fim Morrison is packed with startling new revelations about every phase of his life and career, from his troubled youth in a strict military household to his blossoming into a rock icon among the avant- garde LA. scene to his voracious drug abuse and secret sexual experiments. Davis also investigates one of the greatest mysteries in rock history- the circumstances surrounding Morrison's mysterious and unsolved death- as he pieces together new evidence to tell the true and heartbreaking story of Morrison's last tragic days in Paris. Compelling and unforgettable, JIM MORRISON is destined to become a classic.

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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend by Stephen Davis; (3 1/2*) This is altogether a fascinating look at the tragic, fast tracked life of the gifted lead singer of the 1960s rock band, The Doors. I loved ... Consulter l'avis complet

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This is an exhaustive account of the life of James Douglas Morrison. It is like someone, for the first time heard a Doors song, and asked, who is this singer? And Stephen Davis said, okay, let me tell ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Stephen Davis is the author of numerous books, including "The New York Times" bestsellers "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" & "Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith", & coauthor of "Fleetwood", the memoirs of Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. His journalism has appeared in "Rolling Stone", "The New York Times", "The Boston Globe", & many other publications. He lives in New England.

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