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Pony Boy
07-03-2011, 10:14 AM
40th Anniversary of the Death of the Lizard King

Jim Morrison who died 40 years ago today was the third of the three Js (Jimi, Janice and Jim) that all died within a year of each other.

Former members of The Doors have marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison by lighting candles at his grave in Paris.

Morrison, the lead singer of the rock band known for his partying lifestyle, died on July 2, 1971, at age 27 of heart failure in his bathtub in Paris, and his grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery remains a pilgrimage site for fans.

On Sunday, band members Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist, and guitarist Robby Krieger, lit candles at the grave of Morrison, who was known by the nickname the "lizard king."

Fans of Morrison, who some considered a poet, also paid homage at his grave by leaving flowers there. Some wore black T-shirts containing a white drawing of Morrison's face and the words "40th anniversary."


http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Jim-Morrison-honored-on-anniversary-of-his-death-1450963.php

Pick Six
07-03-2011, 10:58 AM
My favorite Doors song...

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gunns
07-03-2011, 11:23 AM
40th Anniversary of the Death of the Lizard King

Jim Morrison who died 40 years ago today was the third of the three Js (Jimi, Janice and Jim) that all died within a year of each other.

Former members of The Doors have marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison by lighting candles at his grave in Paris.

Morrison, the lead singer of the rock band known for his partying lifestyle, died on July 2, 1971, at age 27 of heart failure in his bathtub in Paris, and his grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery remains a pilgrimage site for fans.

On Sunday, band members Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist, and guitarist Robby Krieger, lit candles at the grave of Morrison, who was known by the nickname the "lizard king."

Fans of Morrison, who some considered a poet, also paid homage at his grave by leaving flowers there. Some wore black T-shirts containing a white drawing of Morrison's face and the words "40th anniversary."


http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Jim-Morrison-honored-on-anniversary-of-his-death-1450963.php

Absolutely loved the Doors. I think you have a misprint in this, it's July 3. I also don't believe anyone knows for sure why he died, no autopsy was done. Some have said alcohol poisoning, heroin overdose, speedball overload, etc. Didn't matter he was dead. So tragic especially after Jimi and Janice. This was one of my favorites.

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Pony Boy
07-03-2011, 11:41 AM
Absolutely loved the Doors. I think you have a misprint in this, it's July 3. I also don't believe anyone knows for sure why he died, no autopsy was done. Some have said alcohol poisoning, heroin overdose, speedball overload, etc. Didn't matter he was dead. So tragic especially after Jimi and Janice. This was one of my favorites.

You are correct, it's July 3rd, I didn't read the misprint in the article but just knew it was today.

I just put my headphones on and listened to "The End" wow what a haunting classic.....

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oubronco
07-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Man it would've been fun to party with him back then

Blueflame
07-03-2011, 12:58 PM
There's another misprint in the article too... it's Janis Joplin; not Janice...

broncocalijohn
07-03-2011, 01:08 PM
I am his biggest fan...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ukpFbpcVJio/R4S2gQL60CI/AAAAAAAAAeg/_v4X8plkBQo/s400/2006-12-27-kilmer.jpg

Bronco Yoda
07-03-2011, 03:37 PM
You are correct, it's July 3rd, I didn't read the misprint in the article but just knew it was today.

I just put my headphones on and listened to "The End" wow what a haunting classic.....

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One of the true classics. Timeless.

White Horses Inc.
07-04-2011, 07:13 PM
I am his biggest fan...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ukpFbpcVJio/R4S2gQL60CI/AAAAAAAAAeg/_v4X8plkBQo/s400/2006-12-27-kilmer.jpg


Liked him better in Top Gun

El Minion
07-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Liked him better in Top Gun

Best role, very underrated movie:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Real_genius.jpg

Dagmar
07-04-2011, 09:52 PM
Liked him better in Top Gun

Someone ate him.

http://static.fameball.com/imgcache/1/51/0

broncocalijohn
07-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Someone ate him.

http://static.fameball.com/imgcache/1/51/0

You mean he ate Jim Morrison. No way a plane has the weight requirement to allow Ice Man into his cockpit.

Smiling Assassin27
07-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Must read for Morrison followers:

Riders On The Storm by John Densmore

cutthemdown
07-05-2011, 02:45 PM
sort of over rated IMO. I can listen to about 10 minutes of the doors and I am good for a decade.

Inkana7
07-05-2011, 06:30 PM
Must read for Morrison followers:

Riders On The Storm by John Densmore

I read it, it was ok. No One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny Sugarman is better.

Dagmar
07-05-2011, 08:11 PM
sort of over rated IMO. I can listen to about 10 minutes of the doors and I am good for a decade.

You really don't like much though...