Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, onstage at Kongresshalle in Frankfurt, Germany on September 14, 1968. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives.
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7 MOST CONTROVERSIAL JIM MORRISON MOMENTS

Jim Morrison – poet, rock god, and one of music's most controversial stars – paved the path and set the bar high for future rock stars. Rock’s first bad boy was, once upon a time, a very reserved performer who sang with his back to the crowd. As we are about to honor the 40th anniversary of Mr. Mojo Risin’s death, here is a look back at some of his most controversial moments.

The Jim Morrison Reading Challenge

Jim Morrison was most notably known as the talented and skilled lead singer of The Doors, a rock band formed in the ‘60s known for their transcendentalist and mystic lyrics. He took the themes and philosophical concepts of his favorite authors and transformed their messages into the poetic and psychedelic songs notorious of the band.

The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ Hit Number One Classic Hits History

It was 50 years ago this week (starting on July 29th, 1967) that the Doors‘ breakthrough hit “Light My Fire” began its three week run at Number One, launching the Southern California band internationally and immortalizing the band’s iconic frontman, Jim Morrison. Although the 2:52 single version of the track, which was edited from the 7:02 album version, was created specifically for the AM market—many stations decided to spin the full version with keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger‘s sprawling solos. Upon its initial release, the Doors’ “Light My Fire” sold over a million copies and scored Elektra Records its first Number One single. When the group performed “Light My Fire” on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 17th, 1967, they were asked to change the line “girl we couldn’t get much higher.” The band agreed, but when they went onstage, Morrison went ahead and sang the line anyway. In commemoration of the anniversary, a new 45 r.p.m. single has been reissued with the song’s original B-side, “The Crystal Ship.”

Psychedelic albums from the Summer of Love 1967
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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY BROOKLYNVEGAN ON JUNE 16, 2017.

Summer of 2017 is upon us, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the counter-cultural phenomenon that was the defining moment of the hippie movement. Its true home was the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, but the Summer of Love was celebrated in New York, London, and all around the world.