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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend - Stephen Davis

Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend

Paperback Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9780091900427
Number Of Pages: 512

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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Davis brings together insights gleaned from dozens of original interviews, long-lost recordings, and Morrison's own unpublished journals to create a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius.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.

About the Author

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.

Industry Reviews

"As near-definitive as we are likely to get. Detailed, shocking and scrupulously researched, it is an addictive and often harrowing read" Sunday Telegraph

Introduction - xi

Part One: Jimmy
1. The Lizard King's School Days - 3
2. Cancel My Subscription - 29
3. Learn to Forget - 57

Part Two: Jim Morrison
4. Back Door Man - 99
5. The Warlock of Rock - 157
6. Sunken Continents - 221

Part Threes: James Douglas Morrison
7. Lord of Misrule - 305
8. The Soul of a Clown - 357
9. Last Tango in Paris - 403

Epilogue: The Cool Remnant of a Dream - 461

ISBN: 9780091900427
ISBN-10: 0091900425
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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