Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison The Door’s singer, aka The Lizard King , was born on this day, 1943, although as he…

Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison The Door’s singer, aka The Lizard King , was born on this day, 1943, although as he said, “Actually I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.”

A special birthday shout out to Marian Wirth who was born on Morrison’s last birthday (I guess this makes him an incarnate?). Happy Birthday, Marian!

Here are my favorite lines from Celebration of the Lizard King :

Once I had, a little game

I liked to crawl, back in my brain

I think you know, the game I mean

I mean the game, called ‘go insane’

You should try, this little game

Just close your eyes, forget your name

Forget the world, forget the people

And we’ll erect, a different steeple

This little game, is fun to do

Just close your eyes, no way to lose

And I’m right there, I’m going too

Release control, we’re breaking thru

Way back deep into the brain

Back where there’s never any pain…

I can’t find the complete 17 min epic version on YouTube (also you need to get back to work!) but here is part 1: The Doors: Celebration of the Lizard Part 1

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18 Responses to Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison The Door’s singer, aka The Lizard King , was born on this day, 1943, although as he…

  1. Gregory Esau says:

    Rajini Rao . You are a music goddess!!

  2. Marian Wirth says:

    blush Thank you kindly!

  3. Rajini Rao says:

    Gregory Esau , beware of goddesses for as Gloria Steinem said, “God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.” πŸ™‚

  4. Gregory Esau says:

    I will take my chances, Rajini Rao ! (I’m used to playing with fire…)

  5. Brad LOY says:

    Happy Birthday, Jim Morrison

  6. The Doors: Celebration of the Lizard Part 2

    Toasting Morrison with a shot of Jack Daniels. Cheers, Jim.

  7. We filed slowly, languidly into the hall.

    The auditorium was vast and silent.

    After we’d sat down, it grew dark,

    and the voice continued:

    “The program for this evening isn’t

    new. You know it through and through.

    You’ve seen birth, life and death.

    You might recall all of the rest.

    Did you have a good life before you died?

    Enough to base a movie on?”

    Hey Jim,

    it’s your birthday, man!

  8. I visited his grave at Pierre Lachaise cemetery in Paris. A drugged up fan took an objection and tried to stab me with his penknife.

    When I was poor, I would regularly plany The End on the jukebox as it was so long so would fill the silence. Wonderful track. As was anything on Alive She Cried.

  9. Rajini Rao says:

    That’s quite an intense story, Mike McLoughlin ..the grave site has been vandalized several times, I recall. Also, Morrison is one of the infamous 27 club which also includes Jimi Hendrix..

  10. Tom Lee says:

    Rajini Rao

    Nice post as usual. Not much more I can say about Morrison that others need to hear. They’ve all known about this man, his talents and his characters. His voice is unique and can instantly be recognized without any introduction. My college band never could cover Doors and Morrison ‘s song. Mostly because no one can sing those songs like him and the Doors’ organ sound is hard to cover. As to what kind of organ used? here is the answer: Early years: Vox Continental Organ and the Fender Rhodes Piano Bass (on top).

    Approximately 1968 on….Gibson G101 Organ with the Fender Rhodes Bass on top.

  11. Fortunately, he was too drugged to do much but wave the knife around staggeringly.

  12. Rajini Rao says:

    Mike McLoughlin , for a moment there, I thought you were talking about Morrison, LOL!

  13. Now i know Rajini Rao you have in your mind and heart one fantastic collection of music…this was just an awesome post as at that time the story was as important as the music πŸ™‚

  14. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks Kershaw Rustomji , I enjoy the music you post too! By the way, today was also the day that John Lennon died. Imagine that….

  15. Rajini Rao Oh thanks for telling me…I used to think of buying a music system…you know one of those old ones which would fill the room…smiling…with giant speakers LOL…wonder what my neighbors would do…thanks for all the music too Rajini…you rock πŸ™‚

  16. Rahul Joshi says:

    My friend was there in Paris and it took him half a day to find Jim’s grave! Even then he wasn’t too sure it was the one. He said it’s in-stealth for the reason that fans otherwise lined up in long queues, of course causing lot of distress to state workers! πŸ˜›

  17. Brian Mahon says:

    Also a fan of Mr Mojo Risin.

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