The Lizard King

Author(s): Jerry Hopkins

Music

Jim Morrison was more than just the lead singer of the Doors. He was a controversial figure who emerged during the 1960s, and his enigmatic style and influence have grown steadily since his death in 1971. Known as a poet, mystic, and shaman, the "Lizard King" performed rock concerts like rituals and took the worship of Dionysus seriously, carrying the torch of Pagan ideals all the way to death. Because of his bizarre cult status, the real man has gradually disappeared behind the myth. In The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, Morrison's biographer Jerry Hopkins reassesses Morrison's life and offers profound insights about Jim as a man, rather than the rock star he became. Through a series of interviews with rock journalists Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Bob Chorush, Salli Stevenson, and others, readers will learn about an articulate, intelligent, and witty man who consciously created his own myth, then lived to regret it. Published uncut, these interviews bring sharply into focus the broken dreams and unreachable ideals of this legendary artist. Includes 80 black-and-white photos.


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General Fields

  • : 9780859654401
  • : Plexus Publishing, Limited
  • : Plexus Publishing, Limited
  • : 0.62
  • : February 2010
  • : .7 Inches X 5.88 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jerry Hopkins
  • : Jerry Hopkins
  • : 312
  • : 312
  • : 782.4/2/166/092
  • : 782.4/2/166/092
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback