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A curious and interesting look at how Morrison perceived himself
The Official 1967 Jim Morrison Biography By Elektra Records
In 1966, after being signed by Elektra, The Doors were asked to write their biographies so it could be used for promotional purposes. Read Jim Morrison’s one, where among many curiosities he states that his family is dead, which was not true.
FULL REAL NAME:
James Douglas Morrison
BIRTH DATE & PLACE:
December 8, 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA
PERSONAL DATA (Height, weight, and coloring):
5’11”, 145lbs., brown hair, blue-gray eyes
FAMILY INFO (Names of parents, brothers, and sisters):
HOME INFO (Where located and description):
Laurel Canyon, L.A. – nice at night
St. Petersburg Junior College, Florida State Univ., UCLA
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED/PART SUNG:
FAVORITE SINGING GROUPS:
Beach Boys, Kinks, Love
Jack Palance, Sarah Miles
WHAT LOOKED FOR IN A GIRL:
Hair, eyes, voice, walk
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON A DATE?:
You could say it’s an accident that I was ideally
suited for the work I am doing. It’s the feeling of a bowstring
being pulled back for 22 years and suddenly being let go. I
am primarily an American, second, a Californian,
third, a Los Angeles resident. I’ve always been attracted
to ideas that were about revolt against authority. I like ideas
about the breaking away or overthrowing of established
order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder,
chaos—especially activity that seems to have no
meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom—external
revolt is a way to bring about internal freedom. Rather
than starting inside, I start outside—reach the mental
through the physical. I am a Sagittarian—if astrology has anything to
do with it—the Centaur—the Archer—the Hunt—But the main
thing is that we are The Doors.
We are from the West.
The whole thing is like an invitation to the West.
The sunset—This is the end
The night—The sea
The world we suggest is of a new wild west.
A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the
path of the sun, you know? Toward the end. At
least for our first album. We’re all centered around
the end of the zodiac. The Pacific—violence and peace—the
way between young and the old.
Taken from the original Elektra Records biography, 1967
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