Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend
"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Davis brings together insights gleaned from dozens of original interviews, long-lost recordings, and Morrison's own unpublished journals to create a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius. Davis looks behind the masks of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin' to reveal a man of fierce intelligence and poetic ambition who was tortured by inner demons that controlled his creative furies and drove him to confrontation and self-destruction. Each page brims with new details that yield fresh perspective 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 L.A. to the tense atmosphere surrounding the Doors as their songs rocketed to the top of the charts - when Morrison's increasingly fractious relations with his bandmates, his epic alcohol and drug binges, and desperate, tumultuous sexual affairs (with both women and men) reached their frenzied peak.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 ReviewUser 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