Jim Morrison

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  • Jim Morrison was born.

    Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1942 in Melbourne, Fl.
  • Jim Morrison finds dead indians.

    Jim Morrison finds dead indians.
    Finds dead indianson the side of the road when we was young driving through the New Mexico desert.
    "All I saw was funny red paint and people lying around, but I knew something was happening, because I could dig the vibrations of the people around me" - Jim Morrison
  • Jim Morrison finished high school.

    Jim Morrison finished high school.
    1961 he graduated high school from George Washington High School in Alexandria Virginia.
  • Jim Morrison enrolled in college.

    Jim Morrison enrolled in college.
    He attended Florida State University in Tallahasse and made the deans list. He later switched to University of California at Los Angelas to study film.
  • Jim Morrison started getting into poetry.

    Jim Morrison started getting into poetry.
    Grow interest into poetry especially romantic poertrey and beat poetry while attending UCLA.
  • Jim Morrison finished collage.

    Finsished collage from University of California and didn't drop out due to fear of being drafted into the army.
  • Starting the doors.

    On Venice Beach where he showed a student and a musician Ray Manzareck some of his poetry and songs he wrote. This gave Ray the idea to start a band with Jim and later on Robby Kreiger there guitarist and their drummer John Densmore joined. The name of the band came from a book Jim read called "The Doors of Peception"
  • The Doors fame starting to rise.

    The Doors fame starting to rise.
    In 1966 after playing at the club Sunset Strip they got there first recording contract with elektra label.
  • The Doors released first record.

    The Doors released first record.
    The Doors first record released called "The Doors". The record was huge and the record included the songs "Break on through (to the other side)" which was there first single and "Light my Fire" which was number one on the charts and was written by their guitarist Robby Krieger.
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    Jim Morrisons life getting out of control.

    Jim Morrison's private and public life started to get out of control. Alcoholism and drug addiction started to get worse which started leading towards violents and outbursts onstage which started to make the cops and club owners hate him. "Drugs are a bet with your mind." -Jim Morrison
  • The Doors go on the Ed Sullivan Show.

    The Doors go on the Ed Sullivan Show.
    September 17, 1967 The Doors preformed the song "Light my FIre" on the Ed Sullivan show and were told not to say the line "girl we couldn't get much higher" while on air due to drug reasons but they said it anyway and were banned from the show and that act made him the new Rock n Roll rebel hero for the public.
  • Incident in New Haven.

    Incident in New Haven.
    On December 8, 1967 Jim Morrison was in New Haven, Cnnecticut Jim Morrison was drunk, High and was behind stage before a show when a police approached him and didnt notice who he was. When theofficer told he he had to go Morrison denied and the police officer maced him. He stormed onstage and told his story to the adience and started. a riot and was charged with obscenity charges and was arrested.
  • Jim Morrison starts a nude Riot.

    Jim Morrison starts a nude Riot.
    March 1, 1969 Jim Morrison was at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Crove in Florida when he got naked in front of thirteen thousand fans. This got him a warrent for his arrest and he later on turned himself in.
  • The Death of Jim Morrison.

    The Death of Jim Morrison.
    On July 3, 1971 at the age of 27 Jim Morrison died in his bathtub due to hear failure. There is a conspiracy around his death saying
    he died of a heroin overdose at Sam Burnetts club and was carried back which he wrote in his book.