Okanagan Author’s Memoir Tale of Adventure, Loss and Love

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, is one of the subjects of a new autobiography by Kelowna author Bill Cosgrave, who writes about his friendship with Morrison during a period of the mid-1960s prior to him finding musical fame. (Contributed)
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, is one of the subjects of a new autobiography by Kelowna author Bill Cosgrave, who writes about his friendship with Morrison during a period of the mid-1960s prior to him finding musical fame. (Contributed)
Barry Gerding (Lake Country Calendar, Jan 9, 2021)

For Bill Cosgrave, watching The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison cavorting wildly on stage at a concert in Toronto in the late 1960s was an astonishing spectacle.

This was the same person Cosgrave hung out with for several months in the mid-60s; someone he would describe as a shy, gentle, thoughtful, smart person.

“He was nothing like the image that he ultimately created on stage,” Cosgrave recalled.

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