James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to parents Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Morrison.
Jim Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. He has been of Irish and Scottish descent. Jim Morrison reportedly had an I.Q. of 149.
Jim Morrison at the age of only four years old allegedly witnessed a car accident in the desert, in which family of American Indians were injured and maybe killed. He made references to this incident in a spoken word performance on the song "Dawn's Highway" from the album An American Prayer, again in the songs "Peace Frog", "Ghost Song".
Jim Morrison believed the incident to be the most formative even
t in his life, and made repeated references to it in the imagery in his songs, poems, and interviews. His family does not remember this incident happening in the way he told it.
In 1965, after he graduated from UCLA, Jim Morrison led a bohemian lifestyle in Venice Beach. Jim Morrison and his friend UCLA student Ray Manzarek were the first two members of The Doors. Shortly after, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger joined. Krieger auditioned at Densmore's recommendation and was then added to the group.
Why is Jim Morrison famous?
Jim Morrison was the lead singer and lyricist of American band The Doors, who was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and is widely regarded as one of the most iconic lead man in rock music history.
Why do we like Jim Morrison?
Jim Morrison remains one of the most popular and influential singers/writers in rock history as The Doors' catalog has become a staple of classic rock radio stations.
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