I grew up listening to great music in the late 60′s and early 70′s they are the best of my memories today. Some I canâ€™t always remember but there are certain songs and bands that were unforgettable. When the name Jim Morrison comes up the first thing I think of is â€œLight My Fireâ€ by The Doors. The moment I hear it, my memories go back to my younger years, and to me that is always a good thing.
Jim Morrison was a great rock star, considered one of the most famous rock singers in the world. On July 2, 1971 was the beginning of Morrisonâ€™s last 24 hours to live but no one at the time knew that. He was living in Paris. He was losing a lot of weight due to his years of drug and alcohol abuse. He moved to Paris because he was tired of the rock star image that he had become. He really wanted to be taken more seriously as a poet so he thought being in Paris he would have anonymity and be able to work on his poetry in peace.
Within those last 24 hours Jim spent time with his close friend, Alain Ronay. Morrison appeared to be suffering tremors, and he seemed to be really weak. It was fairly clear that the man should have been in a hospital, not out walking around. That evening he went out partying with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson. It was the next morning at about 5:00 am on July 3, 1971 the 27 year old rock star was found dead in his bathtub where he lived in Paris. There are reports that apparently he had snorted heroin just before he died, claiming this was his first time.
Jim Morrison – His Final Hours follows details of how his last 24 hours of his life were like. It also gives highlights of his life before anyone knew who he was and how he managed to rise to fame. Jim was at war with his own demons. You will see archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with some of his closest friends as they take you through the last hours of his life and of the details of the events that led him to his tragic death.
Jim Morrison – His Final Hours is part of the series called Final 24 Hours that unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous personâ€™s life. They weave through the starâ€™s back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death.
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