Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend

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Penguin, 16 juin 2005 - 482 pages

As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison's searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious death in 1971, millions more fans from a new generation have embraced his legacy, as layers of myth have gathered to enshroud the life, career, and true character of the man who was James Douglas Morrison.

In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods, unmasks Morrison's constructed personas of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin' to reveal a man of fierce intelligence whose own destructive tendencies both fueled his creative ambitions and brought about his downfall. Gathered from dozens of original interviews and investigations of Morrison's personal journals, Davis has assembled a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius, tracing the arc of Morrison's life from his troubled youth to his international stardom, when his drug and alcohol binges, tumultuous sexual affairs, and fractious personal relationships reached a frenzied peak. For the first time, Davis is able to reconstruct Morrison's last days in Paris to solve one of the greatest mysteries in music history in a shocking final chapter.

Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock idol in snakeskin and leather who defined the 1960s.

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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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Table des matières

INTRODUCTION
ix
JIMMY
1
THE LIZARD KINGS SCHOOL DAYS
3
CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION
29
LEARN TO FORGET
57
JIM MORRISON
97
BACK DOOR MAN
99
THE WARLOCK OF ROCK
157
JAMES DOUGLAS MORRISON
303
LORD OF MISRULE
305
THE SOUL OF A CLOWN
357
LAST TANGO IN PARIS
404
THE COOL REMNANT OF A DREAM
461
AUTHORS NOTES
475
SELECTED SOURCES
479
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SUNKEN CONTINENTS
221

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Stephen Davis's many acclaimed books include the Rolling Stones history Old Gods Almost Dead as well as the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way (with Aerosmith), Fleetwood (with Mick Fleetwood), and the Led Zeppelin history Hammer of the Gods.

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