Born on this date in 1943, The Doors’ Jim Morrison was one of the most iconic and influential front men in the history of rock music. Contributing hits like “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “Light My Fire,” “People Are Strange,” and “L.A. Woman,” Morrison was a special, yet eccentric talent.
Though his final years were marked by incident, most famously the March 1969 concert in Miami, FL when Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd after trying to incite a riot, it cannot be understated the lasting effect Morrison has had on the generations that have followed. His powerful vocals and vulnerability have cemented his legacy with The Doors as one of the foremost gatekeepers of classic and psychedelic rock.
In honor of The Lizard King’s birthday, take a look at these videos of Morrison and The Doors:
“Light My Fire”
“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
“The Unknown Soldier”
“Five To One”
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“Riders On The Storm”