Category Archives: Rock

“Like Jim Morrison, I fell asleep in a bath of freezing water”: reflections on living at 17 rue Beautreillis

Earlier this year I wrote several blog posts about the 40th anniversary of the death of Doors’ front man Jim Morrison and some events commemorating the anniversary.  For anyone reading those blog posts the following may be of interest. It’s an account by Jean Paul Desnos about living in the apartment block where Jim Morrison died.  This has been translated from French with thanks to Susan Bourdin at for the original.

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Mr Mojo Risin’: god or devil?

On June 29th BBC Radio 2 aired an hour-long programme dedicated to Jim Morrison,  examining the legacy left by the iconic rock star and exploring the many facets of the man worshipped by fans and hated by the Establishment.  So was Jim Morrison god or devil? Continue reading

Jim Morrison and The Doors Remembered

The historic venue of Proud Camden – the Grade II listed building once a horse hospital in Camden’s Stables Market – is playing host to a photographic portrait exhibition of The Doors to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death on July 3.

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