Jim Morrison

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Today is the anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison; he died on July 3rd 1971. Now I realise that in some respects he is not the most admirable of people. He was essentially, an alcoholic who beat up his girlfriend. Now I never have and never will condone violence against women (or men) but I do realise that alcoholism is an illness that does tend to bring out the worst in people. It certainly did in Jim Morrison.

And yet. He was and still is, a music business legend and a rock God. He did have an immense talent as a rock performer and a poet and writer. And my God, was he sexy! In his younger days he was easily the sexiest lead singer the music business ever produced.

Now for some time I’ve been planning to write a book loosely (and I mean loosely) based on the life of Jim Morrison because he strikes me as one of those larger than life characters that you normally only come across in books. You might not want to live with the guy but as a character in a book, he’s absolutely perfect. He has all the conflict you could ever need before he’s even stepped outside the door!

So if we accept ourselves as all that we are with the good points and bad points then I think we can accept Jim for all the darkness and light that he had. RIP Jim Morrison.

And who said good thing don’t last!


This is a video from You-Tube of one of my all time favourite bands, which is, of course, The Rolling Stones.

I don’t care if they’ve been around for ages; that just proves how good they are.  So many artists in the music business are here today and gone tomorrow so to be around for fifty years is one hell of an achievement.

And yes, the stuff they did in the sixties and early seventies is the best stuff but they can still rock out today, better than most younger bands can as well.  I first hear the Stones when I was about fifteen and I loved them straight away.  I’m now forty-seven and I still love them just as much.

Long may they roll!