The Long Lunch

Remembering The Lizard King


Singer, songwriter, poet and frontman for The Doors, Jim Morrison died on the 3rd of July 1971.

Jim was writing poetry and living a bohemian lifestyle in Los Angelas when he met fellow UCLA student Ray Manzarek in the summer in 1965.

They agreed to form a band with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robbie Krieger completing The Doors line up.

The band's self titled debut album came out in '67 and was a hit containing future classics Light My Fire and Break On Through.

The band released six studio albums and had smash hits like Hello, I Love You, People Are Strange, Love Her Madly and Touch Me.

In early '71 Jim left The Doors after recording the album LA Woman and moved to Paris to write poetry.

Jim was only 27 when he was found dead in a bathtub in an apartment that he shared with his girlfriend.

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