A groundbreaking, revelatory, and often shocking new biography of the singer, poet, and icon who remade rock history, from the author of the bestselling 'Hammer Of The Gods'.
Jim Morrison epitomised the late 1960s: embodying the rage, rampant libido and spectacular flameout that defined this turbulent era. The music he created with The Doors has sold over 50 million records worldwide - with over 13 million in the last decade alone, as their songs have been embraced bv a new generation. But despite Morrison’s seminal importance, there has not yet been an authoritative biography that does justice to him and his creative legacy . . .Until now . . .
Stephen Davis has uncovered never-before-seen documents, conducted dozens of original interviews, and scoured Morrison's unpublished journals and recordings to write the definitive biography of a misunderstood legend, 'Jim Morrison' is packed with startling new revelations about every phase of his life and career, from his troubled youth in a strict military household to his blossoming into a rock icon among the avant-garde LA. scene to his voracious drug abuse and secret sexual experiments. Davis also investigates one of the greatest mysteries in rock history - the circumstances surrounding Morrison’s mysterious and unsolved death - as he pieces together new evidence to tell the true and heartbreaking story of Morrison’s last tragic days in Paris.
Compelling and unforgettable, 'Jim Morrison' is destined to become a classic.