The Doors

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A second revival, attracting another generation of fans, occurred in 1991 following the release of the film The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer as Morrison. Stone created the script from over a hundred interviews of people who were in Jim Morrison's life. He designed the movie by picking the songs and then adding the appropriate scripts to them. The original band members did not like the film's portrayal of the events. In the book The Doors, Manzarek states, "That Oliver Stone thing did real damage to the guy I knew: Jim Morrison, the poet." In addition, Manzarek claims that he wanted the movie to be about all four members of the band, not only Morrison.

Ray Manzarek

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During this period, he met future wife Dorothy Fujikawa and undergraduate film student Jim Morrison. At the time, Manzarek was in a band called Rick & the Ravens with his brothers Rick and Jim. Forty days after finishing film school, thinking they had gone their separate ways, Manzarek and Morrison met by chance on Venice Beach in California. Morrison said he had written some songs, and Manzarek expressed an interest in hearing them, whereupon Morrison sang rough versions of "Moonlight Drive", "My Eyes Have Seen You" and "Summer's Almost Gone". Manzarek liked the songs and co-founded The Doors with Morrison at that moment.

Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band's current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, percussionist Tiwill Duprate and saxophonist Stuart Bogie. Founded in 2000 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second studio album, Neon Bible, won them the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.

27 Club

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Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, the coincidence gave rise to some comment, but it was not until the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain at age 27, that the idea of a "27 Club" began to catch on in public perception. According to Hendrix and Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross, the growing importance of the media—Internet, television and magazines—and the response to an interview of Cobain's mother were jointly responsible for such theories.

An American Prayer

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Illustrations – Jim Morrison. Photography – Joel Brodsky, Paul Ferrara, Art Kane, Edmund Teske, Frank Lisciandro. Morrison's vocals in "Bird of Prey" were later sampled for the 2000 Fatboy Slim song "Sunset (Bird of Prey).". Morrison's shout, "Wake up!" in "Awake" was sampled in the 1991 Orbital song "Choice.". Morrison's vocals from "Angels and Sailors" appeared on Bad Company's track "Ladies of Spain".

George Stephen Morrison

Rear Admiral Morrison was the keynote speaker at the decommissioning ceremony for the carrier Bon Homme Richard, his first ship as an admiral, on July 2, 1971 in Washington D.C.. His estranged son, rock musician Jim Morrison, died in Paris at age 27 the following day. Morrison retired from the Navy in August 1975 as a rear admiral (upper half).

William Butler (musician)

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He is the brother of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. Butler received his first Academy Award nomination for his work on the original score of the film Her in 2014. Born in Truckee, California and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, Will is the son of Liza Rey, a classical musician, and Edwin Farnham Butler II, a geologist. His maternal grandfather was guitarist Alvino Rey. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2001, where he lived in Abbot Hall, and subsequently attended Northwestern University, majoring in Poetry and Slavic studies. During this time, he worked as a DJ for the WNUR Rock Show, where he also hired Nathan Amundson of Rivulets to be a substitute DJ at WNUR.

Cass Elliot

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While in Alexandria, Virginia, Elliot attended George Washington High School, which Jim Morrison of the Doors also attended. When Elliot's family returned to Baltimore, she attended Forest Park High School. While attending Forest Park High School, Elliot became interested in acting. She won a small part in the play The Boy Friend, a summer stock production at the Hilltop Theatre in Owings Mills, Maryland. She left high school shortly before graduation and moved to New York City to further her acting career (as recounted in the lyrics to "Creeque Alley").

Light My Fire

The band agreed to do so, and did a rehearsal using the amended lyrics, "girl, we couldn't get much better"; however, during the live performance, the band's lead singer Jim Morrison sang the original, unaltered lyrics. Ed Sullivan did not shake Jim Morrison's hand as he left the stage. The band had been negotiating a multi-episode deal with the producers; however, after violating the agreement not to perform the offending line, they were informed they would never do the Sullivan show again. Morrison's response was "Hey man. We just did the Sullivan show."

Hello, I Love You

Hello I Love You
Jim Morrison – lead vocals. Ray Manzarek - Gibson G-101 Organ, backing vocals. Robby Krieger – electric guitar. John Densmore – drums.

Régine Chassagne

She was singing jazz at an art opening at Concordia in 2000, when Win Butler met her and persuaded her to join his band. They married in 2003 and their son was born on 21 April 2013. Chassagne has also been involved with a medieval-themed band called Les Jongleurs de la Mandragore, and with Jimmy Rouleau in the jazz duo, Azúcar. She also wrote the music for the two-minute David Uloth sketch "The Shine", and contributed to the UNICEF benefit project as part of the North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative, performing the song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" along with Win Butler.

Morrison Hotel

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On March 1, 1969, Jim Morrison performed while intoxicated and allegedly exposed himself in front of a crowd of nearly 12,000 at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove, Florida, for which he was charged with indecent exposure on April 4. The incident negatively reflected on the band's publicity, sparking a "March for Decency" at the Miami Orange Bowl. Consequently, twenty-five dates on the band's next tour were cancelled, and their records were blacklisted from radio airplay, resulting in the band abandoning the rest of their potential tour, costing what Densmore characterized as "a million dollars in gigs."

The Doors (album)

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On the album version, lead singer Jim Morrison altered the second verse from "Show us the way to the next pretty boy" to "Show me the way to the next little girl", but on the 1967 Live at the Matrix recording, he sings the original " pretty boy." Manzarek plays the marxophone along with the organ and keyboard bass. The Chicago blues "Back Door Man" was written by Willie Dixon and originally recorded by Howlin' Wolf. The Doors was released on January 4, 1967 by Elektra Records.

John Densmore

Densmore wrote his best-selling autobiography, Riders on the Storm (1990), about his life and the time he spent with Morrison and the Doors. In the first chapter Densmore describes the solemn day on which he and the band finally visited Morrison's grave around three years after Morrison's death. As a member of the Doors, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Densmore appears alongside Krieger and Manzarek in 2012's RE:GENERATION, a documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev. It features Densmore collaborating on a new song with Skrillex.

Los Angeles Free Press

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Both the famous and the infamous would open up to the Los Angeles Free Press, from Bob Dylan to the Black Panthers to Jim Morrison to Iceberg Slim. This was a new kind of journalism at that time. The Free Press saw itself as an advocate of personal freedom as well as a vehicle to aid the anti-Vietnam war movement. Because of its coverage of the Vietnam War and how it became a touchstone for anti-war activists, The Los Angeles Free Press is given degrees of credit for the ending of the War. It grew with the movement and at its peak was selling over 100,000 copies, with national distribution.

The End (The Doors song)

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Its lyrics were written by lead singer Jim Morrison. He originally wrote the song about breaking up with his girlfriend Mary Werbelow, but it evolved through months of performances at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go Go into a nearly 12-minute track on their self-titled debut album. It was first released on January 4, 1967. The song was recorded live in the studio with no overdubbing. Two takes were done and it has been held that the second take is the one that was issued. However, it has been speculated that the issued version of the song is an edit of both takes, with at least one splice.

Love Her Madly

Jim Morrison - Vocals, tambourine. Robby Krieger - electric and acoustic guitar. Ray Manzarek - Tack piano, Vox Continental. John Densmore - Drums. Jerry Scheff - Bass guitar.

Joel Brodsky

The Morrison Hotel - official Brodsky gallery. Brodsky at the Snap Galleries. Brodsky at the San Francisco Art Exchange.

Alexandria, Virginia

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Jim Morrison of The Doors. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and former U.S. Congressman representing South Carolina, born in Alexandria. Dean Muhtadi, former American football player and current WWE wrestler. Richard M. Nixon, former President of the United States, lived in Parkfairfax. Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears wide receiver. Willard Scott, national television personality, grew up in Rosemont. Wernher von Braun, NASA rocket scientist. Megan Young, Miss World Philippines 2013 and Miss World 2013. The PBS TV series Mercy Street is set in Alexandria during the Civil War.

L.A. Woman

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Woman one of the Doors' best albums, citing Morrison's unwavering enthusiasm in his vocal performance, and the band's stripped-down return to their blues rock roots. The Doors had achieved commercial and critical success by 1969, but for much of that year, they were blacklisted from radio playlists and their concert bookings dwindled, after singer Jim Morrison had been charged with profanity and indecent exposure stemming from a concert in Miami, Florida, on March 1. Promoters feared another episode like this.

No One Here Gets Out Alive

No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980) is biography, the first published one, of American singer-songwriter Jim Morrison, lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors. Published nearly a decade after Morrison's death by journalist Jerry Hopkins, the first draft was written solely by Hopkins, based on an extensive interview with Morrison. But attempts to find a publisher, during the years when the Doors were no longer popular, met with rejections from all major publishers. Ten years later, the second version of the manuscript, with additional, sensationalistic content added by Danny Sugerman, is the one that made it into publication.

Alabama Song

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Although Bowie also changed the "little boy" line like Morrison, he sang Weill's original melody. Bowie would appear in a BBC version of Brecht’s Baal, and release an EP of songs from the play. He performed "Alabama Song" again on his 1990 Sound+Vision Tour and 2002 Heathen tours. The German 1982 rerelease of the single included Jacques Brel's song "Amsterdam" as an additional B-side. * A concert performance recorded in spring 1978 during the Isolar II Tour was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc reissue of Bowie's live album Stage in 1991 and on the 2005 reissue of that album. The song has been covered often: Jim Morrison – Lead vocals, tambourine, backing vocals.

Celebration of the Lizard

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"Celebration of the Lizard" is a performance piece with lyrics written by Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors with music by the Doors. Composed as a series of poems, they include musical sections, spoken verse and passages of allegorical storytelling. Celebration of the Lizard was performed in its entirety at a handful of Doors' shows. A complete live performance appeared on the band's 1970 live album Absolutely Live. The first complete studio-recorded version appeared on the compilation album Legacy: The Absolute Best in 2003. The entire piece was intended to be recorded and released as one full side of one of the band's albums. However, record producer Paul A.

Pamela Courson

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The plaque reads "Pamela Susan Morrison 1946–1974", despite the fact that "Morrison" was never part of Courson's legal name. Several months after her death, her parents, Columbus and Penny Courson, inherited her fortune. Jim Morrison's parents later contested the Coursons' executorship of the estate, leading to additional legal battles. In 1979 both parties agreed to divide the earnings from Morrison's estate equally. Friend Diane Gardner is quoted as saying in the book Break on Through by Riordan and Prochnicky, that "Pam was one of the funniest people I ever met. She was beautiful, she looked like the Snow Queen and yet she did things like collect Lugers. She had a vicious sense of humor.

HWY: An American Pastoral

Paul & Georgia Ferrara - Bald Mountain. * Jim Morrison: The Hitchhiker (An American Pastoral). In: ''The American Night. The Writings of Jim Morrison''. Viking, London 1990, p. 69–82.