The 1960s were a turbulent time full of war protests and countercultures. In addition, that decade also produced many unforgettable rock front men that questioned not only the American government, but also society.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is perhaps the most controversial of these bold singers. In honor of Morrison’s birthday on Dec. 8, 1943, it is essential to pay respects to the man that defined an entire generation with his stage antics and lyrics.
From the beginning of his career, Morrison was able to command audiences with his ability turn his poetry into stunning epics.
“The Doors” formed in 1965, and by the time 1970 came along, a combination of touring, recording and Morrison’s constant drug and alcohol abuse threatened to destroy the Los Angeles band.
Following the widely unsuccessful release of their fourth studio album “The Soft Parade,” which relied heavily on horns and over-produced tracks, “The Doors” found themselves at the end of their career. Released Feb. 1 1970, “Morrison Hotel” breathed life back into the band, while warning that their best was yet to come.
Morrison somehow found a way to come out of his drug-induced haze to write some of the best lyrics of his career.