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Jim Morrison

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison

Profession: Poet and Rocker

United States of America

Why Famous: Poet and singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of the Los Angeles rock band "The Doors".

Born: December 8, 1943
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: July 3, 1971 (aged 27)
Cause of Death: Alleged to be a heroin overdose

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Married Life

  • 1970-06-21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Historical Events

  • 1967-12-09 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance
  • 1969-03-01 Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida
  • 1969-11-11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness
  • 1970-08-04 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
  • 1970-08-10 Jim Morrison's trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami
  • 1970-09-20 Jim Morrison found guilty of "open profanity and indecent exposure" after allegedly exposing himself at a concert in Miami in 1969
  • 1970-10-31 Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure and open profanity, though remains free on a $50,000 bond pending appeal
  • 1971-03-11 Jim Morrison leaves for Paris to reorient himself emotionally and creatively and to avoid the jail sentence given to him in Miami. He will never return to the US.