Jim Morrison Urged Us to “Break on Through to the Other Side”

During his short life, Jim Morrison of the Doors was a role model to men and sex symbol for women. In this article you will learn about the man, music and messages associated with one of the best Rock bands and political provocateurs we have witnessed. His life was filled with creativity and chaos; along with conflicts and contradictions. Here you will find a carefully selected set of articles, pix, quotes, lyrics and more. I hope you will find lessons here and buy some of the MP3 files that are available from the live performances!! I have had a long random play list going!! It includes the awesome 2000 Tribute CD entitled Stoned Immaculate.

Like many others, he had a major influence on my young life—sparking seeds of rebellion and spirituality that have burned throughout my life. He tied our generation to that of the beat poets. He also tied us back to our natural roots and native American heritage. I also went down the alcohol road between 17 and 24 (1968-1973). Although I used to pride myself on looking, thinking, and acting like Jim, I was blessed to not meet his same fate with booze. This marks the third and final volume in my trilogy of tributes (see also my writings on Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.) I was further blessed to have seen them each perform live in the late sixties around Chicago (their spirits are with me still.) I hope that you will find encouragement, enchantment and enlightenment from their lives and legacies as I have over the past 40 years!!

“The word was out on the street that everyone had to see this lead singer because there had never been anything like him with the unnatural grace of someone out of control. He looked like a Greek god gone wrong, with masses of dark brown curls and a face that sweaty dreams are made of. It was really mind-boggling. There was no modern sexy American icon at that time and he instantly became that for me and all the girls I knew and we never missed them. I saw The Doors play a hundred times.” —Pamela Des Barres, author of I’m With the Band

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