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Mad poet. Adored icon. Wild rocker. Alcoholic genius. Brilliant musician. Jim Morrison died in 1971, but his legend still lives among us. This repackaged edition of BREAK ON THROUGH will be released just in time for the 40th anniversary of The Doors' debut album. Thirty-five years after his death in Paris at age twenty-seven, Jim Morrison's iconic legend remains as powerful as ever, swathed in the mists of mystery. There have been numerous biographies about the self-proclaimed "Lizard King's" life and career. But none have examined his roots and childhood, the intellectual foundations of his music, his wild days with the Doors, and his enigmatic early death as completely and insightfully as Break On Through.More than simply a fascinating look at a rock legend whose cult following never stops growing, here is the definitive Morrison biography: his angry relationship with his father; the early tragedies and terrible events responsible for the darkness of his artistic vision; his private life and legal trials, including his infamous Miami obscenity bust; and the truth about his final hours. Based on extensive research and featuring dozens of rarely published photographs, this is the authoritative portrait of the poet, the grim visionary, the haunted man, and his haunting music. Thirty-five years after his death in Paris at age twenty-seven, Jim Morrison's iconic legend remains as powerful as ever, swathed in the mists of mystery. There have been numerous biographies about the self-proclaimed "Lizard King's" life and career. But none have examined his roots and childhood, the intellectual foundations of his music, his wild days with the Doors, and his enigmatic early death as completely and insightfully as Break On Through. More than simply a fascinating look at a rock legend whose cult following never stops growing, here is the definitive Morrison biography: his angry relationship with his father; the early tragedies and terrible events responsible for the darkness of his artistic vision; his private life and legal trials, including his infamous Miami obscenity bust; and the truth about his final hours. Based on extensive research and featuring dozens of rarely published photographs, this is the authoritative portrait of the poet, the grim visionary, the haunted man, and his haunting music.
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Riordan ( The Platinum Rainbow ) and freelancer Prochnicky here present credible new evidence about the death of Doors lead singer Jim Morrison: according to sources close to his late girlfriend, Pamela Courson, Morrison's 1971 death at age 27 in Paris was caused by heroin overdose, not heart failure as publicized. For the most part, however, the book covers familiar territory and the fan-club-style overstatement, redundancy and lyrics quoted for dramatic effect become tedious. The authors discuss recording sessions, concerts, groupies, etc., and the 1970 court case that convicted Morrison of indecent exposure and profanity at a Miami concert. The Lizard King's charisma, alcohol and drug abuse and artistic disillusionment are sympathetically portrayed. Those nostalgic about Morrison and the Doors might wish to scour this unpolished tome for a few more tidbits of trivia. Photos not seen by PW . (June)

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