Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend
Gotham Books, 2004 - 482 pages
As an artist and persona, Jim Morrison epitomized the late 1960s, bridging a burgeoning counterculture and popular culture, while acting out the iconoclastic rage, rampant libido, and spectacular flameout of a tumultuous era. The music he created with The Doors has sold over 50 million records worldwideÂ—with over 13 million in the last decade alone, as their songs have been embraced by a new generation. But despite MorrisonÂ'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 of the classic Led Zeppelin history Hammer of the Gods (over 600,000 copies sold in three editions, and a #1 New York Times bestseller), has uncovered never-before-seen documents, conducted dozens of original interviews, and scoured MorrisonÂ's unpublished journals and recordings to write the definitive biography of a misunderstood legend. Jim 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 as 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 historyÂ—the circumstances surrounding MorrisonÂ's mysterious and unsolved deathÂ—as he pieces together new evidence to tell the true and heartbreaking story of MorrisonÂ's last tragic days in Paris.
Compelling and unforgettable, Jim Morrison is destined to become a classic.
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He was arguably the major poet to emerge from the turmoil of the legendary
American sixties. Decades later, Jim Morrison has materialized as the true avatar
of his age. His words are burned into the brains of three American generations—
Life, Death, Legend Stephen Davis. important of all was Jimmy's uncritical
adoption of Rimbaud's famous poetic manifesto, dashed off in a letter to a friend
in 1871 : The first study for a man who wants to be a poet is the knowledge of his
McClure, nine years older than Jim, was the youngest of the Beat poets (and
possibly the least talented), but he was Hollywood handsome and totally hip. He
lived with his wife and kids in San Francisco, rode motorcycles, and had just ...
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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
CHAPTER ONE THE LIZARD KINGS SCHOOL DAYS
CHAPTER TWO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION
CHAPTER THREE LEARN TO FORGET
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