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A must have biography of Jim MorrisonFrom the Back CoverHere is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probedMoreA must have biography of Jim MorrisonFrom the Back CoverHere is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed the bounds of reality to see what would happen...Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely prepared them to recount this modern tragedy: Jerry Hopkins, whose famous Presley biography, Elvis, was inspired by Morrisons suggestion, and Danny Sugerman, confidant of and aide to the Doors. Together they tell the story of a genius who shot like a rocket across the musical horizon, then fell in burning fragments as his life went out of control.Afterword by Michael McClure.Contains:PhotographyDiscographyFilm Credits------A must-read for any Doors fan...chock full of spicy revelations, bittersweet memories and an exhaustive inquiry into Morrisons bizarre demise.--Los Angeles TimesPoet, rock star, philosopher, shaman: Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, was all these-and more. In the midst of the turbulent 1960s, this uncompromising, unique artist burst onto the music scene like a force of nature. Here is the definitive biography of a compelling, tormented, brilliant man, written by noted rock writer Jerry Hopkins (author of the first-ever Elvis bio in 1971) and Daniel Sugarman, a journalist and intimate of the band. In depth, and with photographs, it traces the life of the charismatic Morrison from his birth in 1943 in Florida to his rise to fame in LA to his mysterious death in Paris, and all the tumultuous years in between.