Jim Morrison

Musician + Songwriter + Poet + Filmmaker
Born Dec 8, 1943

James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Angeleno rock band The Doors. Following The Doors' explosive rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed a severe alcohol and drug dependency that culminated in his death at the age of 27 in Paris. He is alleged to have died of a heroin overdose, but as no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death is still disputed.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on December 8, 1943.
Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California.
1952 8 Years Old Raised a military brat, Morrison's family moved often. He spent part of his childhood in San Diego. He completed third grade at a Fairfax County Elementary School Fairfax County, Virginia. His father was stationed at NAS Kingsville in 1952, he attended Charles H. Flato Elementary School in Kingsville, Texas. … Read More


1957 13 Years Old In 1957, Morrison attended Alameda High School in Alameda, California.
1961 17 Years Old He graduated from George Washington High School, now George Washington Middle School, in Alexandria, Virginia in June 1961. … Read More
1962 18 Years Old In 1962, he transferred to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, where he appeared in a school recruitment film. … Read More


1964 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1964, Morrison moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Morrison completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA's film school within the Theater Arts department of the College of Fine Arts in 1965. … Read More
In June 1966, Morrison and the Doors were the opening act at the Whisky a Go Go in the last week of the residency of Van Morrison's band Them. … Read More
1967 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 1967 at an infamous concert in New Haven, Connecticut, he was arrested on stage, an incident that further added to his mystique and emphasized his rebellious image. … Read More
…  During a concert of March 1, 1969 at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Morrison attempted to spark a riot in the audience. … Read More
…  In a letter to the Florida Probation and Parole Commission District Office dated October 2, 1970, Morrison's father acknowledged the breakdown in family communications as the result of an argument over his assessment of his son's musical talents. … Read More
Morrison joined Courson in Paris in March 1971, at an apartment he had rented on the rue Beautreillis (in the 4th arrondissement of Paris on the Right Bank). … Read More
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