In Memoriam Jim Morrison, 1943-1971: I’m Gonna Love You, Till The Heavens Stop The Rain

Right on July 3, 1971, in Paris, France, the body of the legendary rock singer, as well as the motorbike of one of the biggest bands in the rock music universe, The Doors, Jim Morrison, was discovered by his lover, Pamella Courson, in a bathtub in an apartment his.

An autopsy had never been carried out for Jim’s body, so the cause of death was confusing until now. Some sources say he died of a heart attack, and there is also a mention of overdosage due to the use of illegal drugs which caused his life to be lost. The most extreme version says that Jim didn’t die, but he deliberately made the news that he died, to avoid the popularity, and the crowd, which he didn’t like. Born James Douglas Morrison, on December 8, 1943, from a Scottish, and Irish, Clara Clarke Morrison and George Stephen Morrison, Jim, was the eldest of the three siblings, two siblings, Anne Robin (born in 1947), and Andrew “Andy” Lee (born in 1948). Jim, who was very interested in the world of film, decided to explore the world of cinema, by entering the film faculty at the University of California (UCLA), and completing his education in 1965. After graduating from UCLA, Jim, met Ray Manzarek, a player a very reliable keyboard, and also a student at UCLA. Then together, John Densmore (drums), and Robby Krieger (guitar), they formed the rock band group, The Doors, in 1965.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

With The Doors, the name Jim, immediately skyrocketed, as a rocker, who is also good at writing poetry. Almost all lyric of the song The Doors is the work of his. His phenomenal works, such as, “Light My Fire,” “Roadhouse Blues,” “Love Me Two Time,” etc., at that time, did become something completely new. Exploration of musical instruments that produce strange sounds, and dark lyric-lyric, made the media call the music of The Doors, Rock Psychedelic. A name that can describe the music of The Doors, which is far ahead of his era. In addition to his ability to write a beautiful lyric, and his heavy vocal voice, Jim’s stage also acts often cause controversy. One of them when The Doors, appeared at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, in 1969. Jim, at that time, seemed out of control due to alcoholism, and drugs, he showed his vulgar body parts to the audience. But indeed he has the charisma that is needed by a Rock Star. The presence of close friends at The Doors is also very supportive. Manzarek, a reliable keyboardist, is still hard to find a match for. Likewise with Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, it is only a pity that musical instruments which at that time very simply did not support the experiments carried out by this band. The limitation factor of the less supportive tools is also believed to be one of the factors, which makes Jim feel increasingly depressed because his ideas were so exceeded his era.

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

Recognition for his singing ability comes from various parties. One of them from Rollingstone magazine, which put it on the 47th ladder, “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. Also, he is recognized as an icon in the world of rock music, which is a role model for many rock musicians. Jim, who when he died was 27 years old, was also a member of the club “Forever 27”, along with Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Kurt Cobain. A club of rock musicians who died at the age of 27. The Doors, themselves entered the Rock n Rool Hall of Fame, in 1993. Likewise with the song, “Light My Fire,” which began the Grammy Hall of Fame, in 1998, as an all-time rock song.

Now after 40 years, Jim, leaving this world, his fans still commemorate the day of his death by gathering at the Pere-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, where his body buried. They lit candles, and Ray Manzarek, and Robby Krieger, also attended the 40-year event commemorating the death of one of the greatest rock stars of all time. Even though he left the world, all the works, and also the charisma of a Jim Morrison, will never die forever.

There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.