This Jim Morrison mural is on the side of Frontimo’s Downtown at 315 Cleveland Ave. NW
This Jim Morrison mural is on the side of Frontimo’s Downtown at 315 Cleveland Ave. NW

Vibrant mural of Jim Morrison painted on Canton wall

CANTON Local artist Tim Carmany has just brought a vividly colorful slice of psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll to the downtown Canton arts district.

Photo Credit: Gunter Zint © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)
Photo Credit: Gunter Zint © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)

Hear the Doors’ Rare ‘Hello, I Love You’ Rough Mix

“What a great opener, ‘Hello, I love you, tell me your name,'” the Doors‘ drummer John Densmore says. “Like, whoa, OK. That’s aggressive. You’re in love with me but you don’t know my credentials?”

Photo Credit: Ed Caraeff © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)
Photo Credit: Ed Caraeff © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)

Doors history: ice cream dreams at Thee Experience (part 2)

One of the people who visited the kitchen at Thee Experience was Owsley Stanley. The little man who dosed the whole West Coast with purple LSD traveled with the Grateful Dead. At Thee Experience, he liked to inhale the gas from whip cream cans. Leaning against the refrigerator door, he mischievously spooned ice cream into the mouths of anyone he could surprise.

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California on July 5,1968. Photo by Henry Diltz.
ARTSMEME

Doors history: Thee Experience where Jim Morrison hung out (part 1)

After the Doors had tasted success, Hollywood was Jim Morrison’s playground. The Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, which launched the band, showcased all the important groups with label backing. After the Doors had outgrown clubs, Morrison had carte blanche at the Whisky; his star cachet was his gold card. Occasionally he’d perform, but most of the time he just got drunk and abused the people around him. 

Dallas Texas Skyline 1960
DALLAS MAGAZINE

Jim Morrison and The Doors played in Dallas 50 years ago

If you’re unaware of Dallas’ amazing rock ‘n’ roll history, act like you know.

Before digital music began taking hold in the late-1990s, every rock ‘n’ roll band had to come through Dallas because it was the hub of music distribution for the entire Southwest.

The Doors frontman Jim Morrison performing on stage in 1967. Picture: PA
THE NEW EUROPEAN

Death in Paris - Jim Morrison’s last few days in a city of sin and succour

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY Sophia Deboick AND PUBLISHED BY THE NEW EUROPEAN ON JULY 15, 2018.

For three days after his death in an apartment at Number 17 Rue Beautreillis, Jim Morrison’s body remained at the property. Wrapped in plastic and packed in dry ice, it was kept in the bathtub where his girlfriend Pamela Courson had found him, lifeless and submerged in the still warm water, at around 6am, on Saturday July 3, 1971. It stayed there until undertakers finally delivered the coffin she had ordered (the cheapest model available, worth around £30). At some point during those 72 hours, a doctor visited the flat and a death certificate was issued. The official cause was listed as heart failure. No post-mortem examination was performed.

  Marco — What would be the best book to read first of Jim Morrison??...
Jim Morrison, Blue by Guy Webster
WEST HOLLYWOOD

Jim Morrison’s Favorite Hangouts in West Hollywood

Would Jim Morrison really be turning 75 later this year? Hard to believe, but it’s true. Had he lived, no doubt the Lizard King would still be hanging around West Hollywood. We traced a number of his local haunts in celebration of 75th birthday happening in December.

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Jim Morrison

On this date in 1971, Jim Morrison died in Paris, France, leaving behind a remarkable musical legacy for someone who was only 27 years of age. To celebrate his life on the day of his death, we’ve got the official Doors playlist all locked and loaded for your listening enjoyment, but we’ve also put together five things you may not have known about Morrison. Yes, we know, there’s a lot of stuff that you probably already do know, but we gave it our best shot.