To say that Jim Morrison was the very embodiment of a rock star would not probably be a far cry from the truth. Undoubtedly, he lived his life on the edges, and his unorthodox outlook on life had permeated the Doors‘ lyrics. Not only his lyrics but also his stage performances were quite unconventional. He sang with his back to the crowd and lay down on the stage. He once went so far that he became the first musician to be arrested on stage.
His creativity blessed the Doors, making it one of the most memorable rock and roll bands of all time. Besides the charismatic presence of the Lizard King on stage, his musical talent was also accepted by many, although there were sometimes opposing views. Despite everything, the frontman made his name among the greatest rock and roll figures. However, his entry into the music world was not a planned and deliberate decision at all, as he revealed in an interview.
The Haphazard Beginning Of Jim Morrison’s Musical Journey
At high school, Jim Morrison read what his literature teacher would call offbeat, began writing Rimbaud-influenced poems, and read existential philosophy, all of which would later influence the Doors’ lyrics. After graduating, he joined the film program in L.A., and the French writer Antonin Artaud partly shaped Morrison’s dark poetic insight during those years.