Jim Morrison: The Eternal Rock Poet

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY POP EXPRESSO ON DECEMBER 8, 2018.

In 1981 the Rolling Stone magazine published an issue featuring Jim Morrison on the cover, the title famously read: “He’s Hot, He’s Sexy, He’s Dead”. Jim Morrison has been one of the most enduring Rock icons, his magnetism has been passed from generation into generation and his following and cult only grows bigger everyday. Together with The Doors he made some of the best and most timeless music in Rock, he lived fast, only 27 years, believing the “road to excess” would lead to the “palace of wisdom”. We look back at his influential life and career.

Wild Child And Indians Scattered On The Dawns Highway Bleeding

James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8th, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida. The son of an admiral, Morrison’s early life was marked by his family nomad lifestyle as they moved frequently due to his father’s career. He often talked about the event that would follow him for the rest of his life and that happened when he was only five. When travelling with his family, arriving in a desert stretch between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, he witnessed a road accident that involved a group of Native American Indians, Morrison later said that he felt the soul of one of the Indians possessing his body and never again let go of him. This would play a big role on the development of his personality and public image.

An unusual child, Jim grew up rebelling against all forms of authority from an early age; he would also act mischievous and was known to be a prankster on every school he went to, however he was never able to make many friends due to his personality. He was different, and one of the main factors of difference that made him stand out from the other kids of his age was his intelligence, Morrison was a highly intelligent child and teenager with an above the average IQ of 149. His main areas of interest were literature in particular Philosophy and Beat poetry, Morrison was not a big music fan, he listened to the occasional Rock N’ Roll music by Elvis but preferred old Blues records whenever he had the opportunity to access it.

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