Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend

Front Cover
Ebury Publishing, Aug 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
4 Reviews

Jim Morrison's electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis brings together insights gleaned from dozens of original interviews, long-lost recordings, and Morrison's own unpublished journals to create a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius.

Each page brims with new details on every phase of Morrison's life, from his troubled youth in a strict military household, to his coming of age in the avant-garde scene of 1960s LA, his epic alcohol and drug binges, and sexual affairs.

In a gripping final chapter, Davis synthesizes new evidence recently uncovered in Paris to resolve at last many of the mysteries surrounding Morrison's death, and reconstructs the final days and hours of America's greatest rock star. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock god who defined the 1960s.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Quixada - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

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

Bibliographic information