Jim Morrison Biography Speech

Topics: The Doors, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger Pages: 3 (1222 words) Published: April 8, 2013
“I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash.  It'd be a good way to go.  I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or overdose.  I want to feel what it's like.  I want to taste it, hear it, smell it.  Death is only going to happen once.  I don't want to miss it.” This was said by one of the greatest musicians and poets of all time. He was, to some, a God, but most of you won’t even know him. His name was Jim Morrison, lead singer of the hit 60s rock group, The Doors. And ironically, he is suspected to have died of an overdose. He is now part of the many ranks of amazing musicians that died young, most of whom you will recognise, such as, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Whitney Huston and Michael Jackson, and the more prestigious 27 Club, along with Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Kobain, and most recently, Amy Winehouse. I found a great affinity in this band long before I knew who Jim Morrison was, or what he had done, and once I knew this man’s story, it has unlocked the poetical mysteries in his lyrical melodies, and I have an even deeper love for The Doors’ music. This man also introduced me to some offbeat poets and philosophers I would never have read, such as Nietzsche’s philosophies, or Rimbaud’s poetry, which fuelled Morrison’s thirst for knowledge at a young age. At school, Morrison excelled at the verbal arts, filling his schoolbooks with poetry and writings way above his age, and did his book reviews on weird and fantastical and old volumes, such as ones about 16th century demonism in England, and other mysterious titles. After school, he drifted around, then moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at UCLA, but spent most of his time at Venice Beach in California, using drugs, LSD was his favourite, and partying and getting horribly drunk. He was studying film at the university, and all his practical pieces of film were over-conceptualised and post-modern, which went flying over the heads of the professors who subsequently failed him. But he retook the course much to...
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