James Douglas "Jim" Morrison -
Born on December 8, 1943, in Melbourne, Florida, was an American rock singer and songwriter. He studied film at UCLA, where he met the members of what would become the Doors. The band, combining Jim's darkly poetic lyrics and outlandish stage presence with their unique and eclectic brand of psychedelic rock music, released a flurry of hit albums and songs. "Light My Fire" remains The Doors' most popular song, and still is in the list of the greatest rock songs ever recorded.
In December 1967, they released their sophomore album, Strange Days, which featured the smash hit "Love Me Two Times" as well as "People are Strange" and "When the Music's Over." Months later, in 1968, they released a third album, Waiting for the Sun, highlighted by "Hello, I Love You," "Love Street" and "Five to One." They went on to record three more popular and groundbreaking albums over the next three years: The Soft Parade (1969),Morrison Hotel (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971).
Jim spent nearly the entirety of his adult life with Pamela Courson, and although he briefly married a music journalist named Patricia Kennealy in a Celtic Pagan ceremony in 1970, he left everything to Pam in his will.
In 1971 Morrison left the Doors to write poetry and moved to Paris, where he died of heart failure.
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Below a gallery with some pictures of Jim.