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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Im blown away at how young these "early stars" were to die.

    Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Kobaine...

    That you could be so dominating in any area at such a young age....
    What I find amazing is Morrison's prolific musical output in such a short time. He was a musical and poetical genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Im blown away at how young these "early stars" were to die.

    Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Kobaine...

    That you could be so dominating in any area at such a young age....
    "The 27 Club"

    All died at age 27.

    Robert Johnson (Blues Great)
    Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
    Jimi Hendrix
    Janis Joplin
    Jim Morrison (The Doors)
    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
    Kurt Kobaine (Nirvana)

    There are others too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    "The 27 Club"

    All died at age 27.

    Robert Johnson (Blues Great)
    Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
    Jimi Hendrix
    Janis Joplin
    Jim Morrison (The Doors)
    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
    Kurt Kobaine (Nirvana)

    There are others too.
    These guys weren't beer drinkers; they all did hard drugs.

    UT you should see Val Kilmer's movie on Jim Morrison. It was an excellent and accurate portrayal of him. His music is awesum and very relaxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    These guys weren't beer drinkers; they all did hard drugs.

    UT you should see Val Kilmer's movie on Jim Morrison. It was an excellent and accurate portrayal of him. His music is awesum and very relaxing.
    I've seen it.

    It was decent.

    Kilmer did a pretty good job but the film itself portayed Morrison as little more than the stereotypical, drug and alcohol induced rock star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I've seen it.

    It was decent.

    Kilmer did a pretty good job but the film itself portayed Morrison as little more than the stereotypical, drug and alcohol induced rock star.
    Here's what wiki says:
    James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors.[1] Following The Doors' explosive rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed a severe alcohol and drug dependency that culminated in his death at the age of 27 in Paris. He is alleged to have died of a heroin overdose, but as no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death is still disputed.[2] Morrison was well known for often improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Due to his wild personality and performances, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history.[3] Morrison was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time",[4] and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine's "50 Greatest Singers In Rock".[5]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    1. Jim Morrison
    2. Robert Plant
    3. Freddy Mercury

    Greatest frontmen in rock history
    ah...John Lennon?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO3amwzUZ-I


    there's some truth to Bang's raving (IMO), but still, Morrison penned some great tunes. Found this when looking for the Almost Famous Bangs clip... Sweet ride.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdjg3QtLd6Q

    I can't decide on a fave Doors tune. Many great ones already listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2foolish197 View Post
    ah...John Lennon?
    Never cared for The Beatles.

    Just not my style. I respect the influence they had on rock music, but just could never get into them.

    I don't consider Lennon a great frontman either.

    Great song writer? Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    "The 27 Club"

    All died at age 27.

    Robert Johnson (Blues Great)
    Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
    Jimi Hendrix
    Janis Joplin
    Jim Morrison (The Doors)
    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
    Kurt Kobaine (Nirvana)

    There are others too.
    In most cases (Hendrix especially) I regret the loss and the brilliance that may have come later in their careers.

    I do not feel that way about Jim Morrison's death. That probably saved the lives of some of his followers. He was heading down a very dark road and probably would have dragged others with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats1960 View Post
    In most cases (Hendrix especially) I regret the loss and the brilliance that may have come later in their careers.

    I do not feel that way about Jim Morrison's death. That probably saved the lives of some of his followers. He was heading down a very dark road and probably would have dragged others with him.
    LOL

    What?

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