Saturday, July 03, 2010

Death of Jim Morrison 1971 Paris, France: Death of Jim Morrison (b. 1943), singer for The Doors, aged 27. The official report listed 'heart attack' as the cause of death. Morrison is buried in the famous Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in eastern Paris.  

Morrison studied theatre arts at the University of California and formed a group which was, in 1965, christened The Doors after Aldous Huxley's book on mescaline, The Doors of Perception of Heaven and Hell, which quoted William Blake's poem, 'A Memorable Fancy':
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

Some others in both the Book of Days and Père Lachaise cemetery
(See Abélard, Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Sarah Bernhardt, Maria Callas, Frédéric Chopin, Colette, Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Doré, Isadora Duncan, Max Ernst, Jean de la Fontaine, Stephane Grappelli, Heloise, Amedeo Modigliani, Molière, Yves Montand, Édith Piaf, Camille Pissarro, Marcel Proust, Claude de Saint-Simon, Georges Seurat, Simone Signoret, Gertrude Stein, Alice B Toklas, Oscar Wilde

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

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