In my opinion these are the two best performances by an Actor portraying a Musician. They both make you forget that they are actually acting and that they actually are not Jim Morrison or Buddy Holly. They did an amazing job looking and and acting like the person they are portraying. Let us know who you think did a better job…
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Here’s a photo of Jim Morrison performing with The Doors for the last time on December 12, 1970. It was at the show that keyboardist Ray Manzaek said, he felt Morrison ”leave the stage” even though Morrison was still standing in front of the microphone. When his spirit returned, Morrison smashed a hole through the stage with his microphone stand ending the concert early.
This album cover for The Doors second album, 1967’s “Strange Days” was a photo that Joel Brodsky took in a small residential street in New York City after Jim Morrison refused to be photographed for the cover.
The belt that Jim Morrison made famous live with The Doors and in many of his photo shoots is called a “concho belt.” A traditional concho belt is unique to the Zuni and the Diné (Navajo), the Pueblo tribes from the Southwestern United States.
On July 3, 1971, Jim Morrison died in the bathtub of this rented apartment on 17 Rue Beautreillis Paris, France 75004.
The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove Miami, Florida was the site of The Doors’ infamous March 1, 1969 concert where Jim Morrison may or may not have exposed himself. The historic building is still standing and is known as the Coconut Grove Exhibition Center.
American rock historian Brett Meisner while in Paris in 1997, decided to stop by his Jim Morrison’s grave at the Père Lachaise cemetery to pay respects to his hero. He then asked his assistant to take a souvenir photograph. This was before the instant gratification of digital cameras and Meisner completely forgot about the photograph.
There’s The Doors standing outside the original Hard Rock Café in downtown Los Angeles. The story was that after they took the Morrison Hotel photos, a few blocks away, Jim Morrrison wanted to go have something to drink.
Jim Morrison died in Paris, France on July 3, 1971. The last known photos of Morrsion alive were taken on June 28, 1971 by friend Alain Ronay in Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, France six days before his death. The series of photos show Morrison wearing a pink shirt and blue sweater around his shoulders and his long-term partner/girlfriend Pamela Courson.
In November of 1970, The Doors recorded their final album with Jim Morrison at “The Doors Workshop,” located at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069. The building was previously an antique store before it served as the bands office and rehearsal space.