Category: jim morrison

wildchildfullofgrace83: In the summer of 1967,…

wildchildfullofgrace83:

In the summer of 1967, Jim Morrison’s sideburns threatened to take over the world. They almost succeeded, but he sadly soon shaved them off. Never again did such magnificent sideburns grace his face.

Mr. Mojo Risin’ in Toronto, April 20, 1968, by…

Mr. Mojo Risin’ in Toronto, April 20, 1968, by Barry Philp

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Jim Morrison, The Doors, Mill Valley CA Fantas…

Jim Morrison, The Doors, Mill Valley CA Fantasy Fair, 1967, by Elaine Mayes. “The Fantasy Fair was an amazing three days on Mount Tamalpias, the very first rock festival, several weeks before The Monterey Pop Festival. We all had access to musicians then, and I was able to get very close to Jim. After the Doors first show on the second mountain stage, he signed autographs, and I hovered.”

Jim Morrison at work on 1971′s LA Woman, by Ed…

Jim Morrison at work on 1971′s LA Woman, by Edmund Teske, via

The Doors, LA 1969, by Henry Diltz.  “This is …

The Doors, LA 1969, by Henry Diltz. 

“This is the original Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown, LA. It opened in the 30’s. After the Morrison Hotel album photo shoot, Jim wanted to get a drink, so Henry and The Doors headed for Skid Row where there were plenty of bars, including this one. A picture of this bar was on the back of their album, which led to a phone call from London asking to use the name for a new cafe: ‘The Hard Rock Cafe.’”

The Doors, “Riders On The Storm,” France, rele…

The Doors, “Riders On The Storm,” France, released June 1971. (Jim was living in Paris by then.)

Jim Morrison, November 24, 1967 at the Hunter …

Jim Morrison, November 24, 1967 at the Hunter College Playhouse, NYC, by Elliott Landy, via redlist

Jim Morrison, recording 1971’s L.A. Woman, by …

Jim Morrison, recording 1971’s L.A. Woman, by Edmund Teske

Jim Morrison, The Doors, from sessions for LA …

Jim Morrison, The Doors, from sessions for LA Woman, released April 19, 1971. Photo by Edmund Teske