Top 60 Jim Morrison – The Doors Facts

” Jim Morrison had really bad asthma and it may have even caused his death! He took a drug called Marax by inhaler for his asthma, which the FDA later banned because it turned out that it could cause death when taken in conjunction with alcohol.”


“Morrison had three dogs, named Sage, Stoner and Thor. His dog named Sage outlived both Morrison and his long-term girlfriend.”


” Jim Morrison buried in Paris, and his grave has become a popular tourist site for visitors to the city.”


“His ancestors were Scottish, Irish, and English.”


“Some of his ever-lasting and iconic songs include People are Strange, Roadhouse Blues and Alabama Song.”


“The 27 Club is a group of prominent musicians that died at the age of 27, a few in the list include, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain”
“Morrison and the Doors did have the chance to perform at the legendary Woodstock in 1969.”


“Iggy and the Stooges are said to have formed after lead singer Iggy Pop was inspired by Morrison while attending a Doors concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan”


“During his lifetime, Morrison maintained a close friendship with Beat poet Michael McClure”


“Jim Morrison loved to go fishing”


” Jim made 2 films in college, ‘First Love’, and ‘Obscura’.”


“Morrison was ranked #47 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”,and number 22 on Classic Rock magazine’s “50 Greatest Singers In Rock”. “


” JimMorrison was ranked number 22 on Classic Rock magazine’s “50 Greatest Singers In Rock””


“Jim was obsessed with reptiles and called himself the Lizard King”
“Morrison famously spent most of his adult life in a relationship with Pamela Courson, who served as his muse and partner.”


“Reportedly, Morrison wrote several of the Doors’ songs in honor of Werbelow, including the song “The End.””


“Jim Morrison co-founded the Doors during the summer of 1965 in Venice, California.”


“Jim Morrison banned (along with the rest of the Doors) from The Ed Sullivan Show after failing to censor the lyrics to “Light My Fire” during the band’s first appearance on the program. “


“In 1967, Jim Morrison became the first rock singer to get arrested on stage during the Connecticut concert”


” Jim’s band’s title was derived from the title of the book written by Aldous Huxley on the effects of drugs on human perception, ‘The Doors of Heaven and Hell’.”


“He had a passion for literature, religion, philosophy and psychology. He also explored faith, mysticism, ancient myth and symbolism, which shone through in his work.”


“Just like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones; The Doors also refused to play at Woodstock. Though, the refusal was made because Morrison was afraid that someone would aim a shot at him during his performance”


“Jim Morrison was a filmmaker and a director. He attended UCLA’s film school where he studied films and theatre arts. He directed HWY: An American Pastoral, which was an experimental film in Direct Cinema style”


“One of the wildest Jim Morrison facts is that he fought with Janis Joplin.
It happened at a party in 1967 in L.A that Jim and Janis attended. Apparently, Jim was teasing her and Joplin threw a bottle at his face.”


“Like many rock stars, Morrison obtained a few nicknames during his musical career. The most popular one was “The Lizard King,” but there was also “Mr. Mojo Risin” (which came from the song “L.A. Woman” and is an anagram of Morrison’s real name) and “The King of Orgasmic Rock” (which we’re sure he must have made up about himself).”


“Jim Morrison had a dog called Thor”


“Jim Morrison was inspired by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Apollonian and Dionysian, Franz Kafka, besides others”


“In 1962, he transferred to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, where he appeared in a school recruitment film.

“In 1993, Morrison, as a member of the Doors, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”


” Jim owned a ’67 Mustang”


“In June 2013, a fossil analysis discovered a large lizard in Myanmar. The extinct reptile was given the moniker Barbaturex morrisoni in honor of Morrison. “This is a king lizard, and he was the lizard king, so it just fit,” said Jason Hea”


“Jim Morrison had a younger sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a younger brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California.

“As a young student, Morrison was a complete bookworm”


“Jim Morrison Formed the Doors in 1965 with keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who also attended UCLA.”


“In his own lifetime, Morrison published two volumes of his poetry outside of his music”


“Jim Morrison had an IQ of 146”


“His father was stationed at NAS Kingsville in 1952, he attended Charles H. Flato Elementary School in Kingsville, Texas.

” Jim Morrison is part of the 27 club. A club of eminent and influential musicians (and artists or actors) who died at the age of 27″
“Jim had completed Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts Department of UCLA”


“Jim Morrison first met his father at the age of 2. “


“When Jim was invited to Ed Sullivan’s Show, he had agreed to change the lyrics of ‘Light My Fire’ from “Girl we couldn’t get much higher” to “Girl we couldn’t get much better” to suit the audience”


“Some of his formative influences were Plutarch’s Parallel Lives and the works of the French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud, whose style would later influence the form of Morrison’s short prose poems.”


“The single “Light My Fire” spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July/August 1967”


“According to Morrison’s old friend from UCLA, Dennis Jakobs, Jim spent the summer after his graduation in 1965 living on Jakobs’ rooftop in Venice Beach”


“Jim believed that one of the souls of the dying Indians had entered his body”


“Jim Morrison Liked Blues More Than Rock and Roll”


“Jim Morrison had a lot of nicknames, most notably “Mr. Mojo Risin’,” which is an anagram for Jim Morrison and also the bridge of “LA Woman.” People also called him The Lizard King, which was from a poem he wrote called “The Celebration of the Lizard.” In the poem he says, “I am the lizard king, I can do anything.””


“He was born on December 8, 1943 was an American singer, songwriter, and poet, best remembered as the

“JimMorrison was ranked #47 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time””


“Jim Morrison Morrison famously spent most of his adult life in a relationship with Pamela Courson”


“On 3rd July 1971, Jim was found dead in his bath tub by Pamela Courson.”


“Jim Morrison’s favorite singer was Frank Sinatra”


“Jim Morrison is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris”


“His full name was James Douglas “Jim” Morrison.”


“Jim was notoriously shy on stage and performed a lot of their early sets with his back to the audience. “


“In 1967, he became the first rock singer to get arrested on stage during the Connecticut concert.”


“Ray Manzarek, who co-founded the Doors with him, said Morrison “embodied hippie counterculture rebellion.”


“Jim Morrison wrote a poem called The Celebration of the Lizard that first appeared on the sleeve of Waiting For The Sun.”


“Jim Morrison was admired for his rebellious and notorious behaviour. At the age of 19, he was arrested for playing a prank during a football game”


” Morrison has the “honor” of being the first musician ever arrested on stage, which happened in 1967. He was arrested for saying too many obscenities was charged with indecency, but he was later released.”

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