From Iggy Pop to Michael Hutchence: The rock stars influenced by Doors frontman Jim Morrison

The singer, poet, self-proclaimed shaman and ‘Lizard King’, exhibitionist and riotous drunk would have turned 70 today
The singer, poet, self-proclaimed shaman and ‘Lizard King’, exhibitionist and riotous drunk would have turned 70 today

Singer, poet, self-proclaimed shaman and ‘Lizard King’, exhibitionist and riotous drunk: The Doors’ iconic frontman Jim Morrison would have celebrated his 70th birthday today (Sunday).

That’s if he hadn’t inadvertently become a founding member of rock’s ‘27’ club by dying in a Paris bathtub in July 1971 at that age.

Yet in spite, or maybe partly because of that untimely demise, his influence has since been seen on generations of performers in music and elsewhere.

Here we nominate a handful who would surely have been raising a glass to ‘Mr Mojo Risin’s 70th if he (and in one case, they) had made it this far.

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Retrieved on 21 December 2018 from https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/music/doors-frontman-jim-morrison-rock-2905112

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