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Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)

Following his film studies, Jim Morrison founded the rock band, The Doors, in 1965 and earned major recognition with their second single, Light My Fire, in 1967. While the group created a unique style blending blues and rock with a psychedelic feel, Jim Morrison rapidly emerged as a veritable icon whose provocative and sexy attitude alongside his poetic and musical talent seduced fanatical audiences. Propelled as a scandalous rock star, the musician was also at the centre of a sulfurous existence made of sexual orgies, black magic invocations as well as excessive drug and alcohol intakes. Settled in Paris in 1971, the sex symbol that had now become obese fell into a spiral of addictions that prematurely killed him at only 27 – adding a new member to the now legendary 27 Club. With his tight leather pants, his bohemian shirts, wild hair and aviator shades, Jim Morrison designed the ideal rock star apparel while since his death he is at the centre of a fanatic cult and his tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery having become a major place of pilgrimage visited by thousands of visitors – a cult that somehow overshadows his prominent talent.

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Portrait of Jim Morrison by Hervé Muller, Paris, 1971
Portrait of Jim Morrison by Hervé Muller, Paris, 1971
Portrait of Jim Morrison by Hervé Muller, Paris, 1971
Portrait of Jim Morrison by Hervé Muller, Paris, 1971
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1967
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1967
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Alain Ronay, 1971
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Alain Ronay, 1971
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, 1960s
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, 1960s
Jim Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl, July 5, 1968
Jim Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl, July 5, 1968
Jim Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl, July 5, 1968
Jim Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl, July 5, 1968
Jim Morrison, Paris, 1971
Jim Morrison, Paris, 1971
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison by Yale Joel, 1968
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, c.1970
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, c.1970
Jim Morrison by Tom O'Neill, 1968
Jim Morrison by Tom O'Neill, 1968
Jim Morrison and Donna Mitchell by Alexis Waldeck, 1967
Jim Morrison and Donna Mitchell by Alexis Waldeck, 1967
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, c.1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, c.1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Edmund Teske, c.1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Edmund Teske, c.1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, 1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, 1969
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Alain Ronay, 1971
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson by Alain Ronay, 1971
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, 1969
Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, 1969
Jim Morrison at London's Roundhouse by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison at London's Roundhouse by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison at London's Roundhouse by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison at London's Roundhouse by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison by Andrew Kent, early 1970s
Jim Morrison by Andrew Kent, early 1970s
Jim Morrison by Andrew MacLear, London, 1968
Jim Morrison by Andrew MacLear, London, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Baron Wolman, 1967
Jim Morrison on stage by Baron Wolman, 1967
Jim Morrison by Bob Adelman, c.1968
Jim Morrison by Bob Adelman, c.1968
Jim Morrison by Dezo Hoffmann, 1960s
Jim Morrison by Dezo Hoffmann, 1960s
Jim Morrison by Bob Adelman, c.1968
Jim Morrison by Bob Adelman, c.1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ed Caraeff, 1968
Jim Morrison by Elaine Mayes, 1967
Jim Morrison by Elaine Mayes, 1967
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Elliott Landy, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ethan Russell, 1968
Jim Morrison by Fred W. McDarrah, 1968
Jim Morrison by Fred W. McDarrah, 1968
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1968
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1968
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1968
Jim Morrison by Gloria Stavers, 1968
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1966
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1966
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1966
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1966
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1960s
Jim Morrison by Guy Webster, 1960s
Jim Morrison by Henry Diltz, 1969
Jim Morrison by Henry Diltz, 1969
Jim Morrison by Henry Diltz, Los Angeles, 1969
Jim Morrison by Henry Diltz, Los Angeles, 1969
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1967
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1968
Jim Morrison by James Fortune, 1968
Jim Morrison by Jerry Aronson, 1969
Jim Morrison by Jerry Aronson, 1969
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1966
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
The Doors by Joel Brodsky, 1967
The Doors by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison by Joel Brodsky, 1967
Jim Morrison on stage by Ken Regan, 1970
Jim Morrison on stage by Ken Regan, 1970
Jim Morrison by Linda McCartney, c.1967
Jim Morrison by Linda McCartney, c.1967
Jim Morrison by Michael Ochs, 1967
Jim Morrison by Michael Ochs, 1967
Jim Morrison by Michael Ochs, Frankfurt, 1968
Jim Morrison by Michael Ochs, Frankfurt, 1968
Jim Morrison by Peter Simon, 1966
Jim Morrison by Peter Simon, 1966
Jim Morrison on stage, 1960s
Jim Morrison on stage, 1960s
Jim Morrison during the Miami trial, 1970
Jim Morrison during the Miami trial, 1970
Jim Morrison during the recording sessions for the LA Woman album, recorded at The Doors Studios, Los Angeles, 1969/ 1970
Jim Morrison during the recording sessions for the LA Woman album, recorded at The Doors Studios, Los Angeles, 1969/ 1970
Jim Morrison form television by Elaine Mayes, 1987
Jim Morrison form television by Elaine Mayes, 1987
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, Los Angeles, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Henry Diltz, Los Angeles, 1968
The Doors on stage by Jan Persson, Copenhagen, 1968
The Doors on stage by Jan Persson, Copenhagen, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Ken Regan, 1970
Jim Morrison on stage by Ken Regan, 1970
Jim Morrison on stage by Manfred Rehm, 1960s
Jim Morrison on stage by Manfred Rehm, 1960s
Jim Morrison on stage by Michael Zagaris, 1968
Jim Morrison on stage by Michael Zagaris, 1968
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