Jim Morrison : Life, Death, Legend (Paperback)

Author: Davis, Stephen

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Sure to become a bestselling perennial in paperback: the leading rock journalist of today unearths startling new evidence about the raucous life and mysterious death of Jim Morrison, the brilliant and secretive leader of The Doors.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781592400997
SKU 31147795
Format Paperback
ISBN10 159240099X
Release Date 6/16/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
"...[A] reliable guide to the chaotic story of the Doors....Davis's account of Morrison's last weeks in Paris...poignantly conveys the tragic quality of a lonely and vulnerable man's last attempt to achieve inner peace."
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Annotation With JIM MORRISON, author Stephen Davis captures Jim Morrison's metamorphosis from the rebellious child of a Navy family into his legendary Lizard King character in all its messy detail, from the singer's frequent humiliations as the Doors try to gain an initial foothold on the LA club scene, to his hypnotic, chaotic late-1960s stage performances. Davis unerringly catches Morrison's mass of contradictions--a figure devastatingly attractive to both sexes who later reduces his body to an alcoholic, bloated travesty, he's by turns shaman-like and stumblingly incoherent, and for the most part completely unable to live up to the rock & roll prophet persona constructed for him by his admirers. His agonizing decline is caught here in all its slow-motion, horror-filled fascination by Davis's dispassionate narrative; when his decade-long spiral of self-destructive behavior reaches its ultimate conclusion in a heroin overdose in a Parisian apartment, the only surprise is that it hasn't happened earlier. This extensive and authoritative account of the life, music, influence, and mysterious death of the iconic Doors singer is an evocative journey through the dark heart of the 1960s.
Editors Note Draws on unpublished journals and recordings as well as numerous original interviews to cover every aspect of the musician's life and work, in a portrait that includes discussions of Morrison's military upbringing, emergence as a rock icon, and mysterious death. By the author of Hammer of the Gods. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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