Remembering Jim Morrison

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Remembering Jim Morrison Remembering Jim Morrison

I am a Lizard king. I can do anything. The photograph, made famous photographer Joel Yale in 1968 for the LIFE magazine, captured 24-year-old Jim Morrison, in one of his songs sung: "I am the Lizard-lord. All I can only one. " (Yale Joel / TIME & LIFE Pictures)

Remembering Jim Morrison

By 1968, when New York was a photo session Yale Joel, The Doors have already recorded two albums and is preparing to enter the third - Waiting for the Sun.

At the peak of the popularity of The Doors 33-year-old journalist Fred LIFE Pauledzh decided to look into the music with ecstasy listened to his 9-year-old daughter. In his article, the journalist wrote: "The most devilish thing in The Doors, - Jim Morrison. Morrison '24 ... and it gives the impression - both in public as well as on stage - a surly man, temperamental, head in the clouds and always under the influence of drugs. " (Yale Joel / TIME & LIFE Pictures)

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Jim Morrison jumps on stage during a concert in The Doors legendary New York club Fillmore East. In the short history of the club existence on its scene appeared all the main star rock scene 60: ranging from Jimi Hendrix and ending with Jefferson Airplane. "Our live shows are quite different from the studio recordings - confessed to the magazine LIFE drummer John Densmore. - I mean, they look more like a theatrical performance. " (Yale Joel / TIME & LIFE Pictures)

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Drummer John Densmore, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison act "Fillmore East". LIFE magazine photographer Yale Joel took this photo from the backstage of the scene in "Fillmore East". (Yale Joel / TIME & LIFE Pictures)

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Speeches Jim Morrison often looked like a hypnotic sessions. During the concert, Jim entered the trance state, improvising and composing poems. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

Remembering Jim Morrison

The Doors Group as a whole. Morrison (left) met with Ray Manzarek (second from left), who later became the keyboardist in 1965 on a beach in California. Manzarek enjoyed Morrison's poetry and thought that Jim's poetry is good to lay on rock music. Shortly thereafter, guitarist Robby Krieger (second from right) and drummer John Densmore joined their company. So a group of The Doors was created. (K K Ulf Kruger Ohg / Getty Images)

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Morrison posing with his girlfriend Pamela Courson, with whom he had a long relationship. The picture was taken during a photo shoot in 1969 in caves Bronson, in the Hollywood Hills in California. July 3, 1971 Pamela Jim found dead in the bathroom of their apartment in Paris. She, too, he left the life of a young - three years after the death of Pamela Morrison died of a heroin overdose. Pamela - the only person who saw Jim Morrison's dead, which gave rise to rumors about the murder or the staged death of the singer, as he bequeathed all her property, including the right to use his work. (Estate Of Edmund Teske / Getty Images)

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The Doors Group as a whole. From right to left: lead singer Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The group has won worldwide fame in 1967 when their single Light My Fire has won first place in the Billboard chart. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

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Jim Morrison's 1970 Photo of the year, published in the magazine Rolling Stone, who believes that Jim took the 47th place in the ranking of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

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The grave of Jim Morrison at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The picture was taken September 7, 1971. Grave of the singer has become a place of cult worship of the fans use up the neighboring grave inscriptions about his love for the idol and the lines of the song The Doors. (Joe Marquette / AP)

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Morrison is rightly considered one of the most charismatic and remarkable artists in rock history. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)

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A rare picture of the case on Morrison's arrest. In this photo taken on September 28, 1963, and stored in state archives department of Florida, shows Jim Morrison during his arrest. Jim was arrested after a football match, the team Florida State University. (AP)

Remembering Jim Morrison

Before he died, Jim Morrison left the United States and settled in his Paris apartment on the street bothria (Beautreillis). But there he lived only a few weeks. Officially, Morrison died on July 3, 1971 in Paris of a heart attack, but the real reason no one knows of his death. The only person who saw the death of the singer - girlfriend, Pamela Morrison. But she claimed the mystery of his death to the grave. (Marc Piasecki / Getty Images)