Jim Morrison from the rock band “The Doors”
James Douglas “Jim Morrison” (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band the Doors. From a young age, Morrison became infatuated with the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Rimbaud, and Jack Kerouac, often incorporating their work into his lyrics. In his later life.
Built-in 1922, Jim Morrison’s house sits nestled in the Laurel Canyon hills. It’s located on Rothdell Trail and is more commonly known as his house on Love Street. Across the way from the Canyon Country Store and just moments from the Sunset Strip, it’s full of Doors history.
After Morrison, the house went through a number of different owners before landing in the hands of a guy named Matt King, who is a model and a huge Doors fan. Unfortunately, the estate was set ablaze during the 2011 Hollywood arson fires. But since then King has been busy fighting with insurance companies and working with contractors, and it’s finally restored. He was kind enough to give us an exclusive look.
The house that Doors frontman Jim Morrison, once lived in with longtime love Pamela Courson is being sold for $1.19 million. On Laurel Canyon, the house was the original inspiration for the song “Love Street” and comes complete with custom-designed furniture, outdoor patios and fire pits, and an outdoor shower – perfect for entertaining all your closest hippy-rocker friends. There’s another shower of note in this house: the famed “secret shower” where Jim wrote lyrics and poetry on the bathroom walls. RIP Jim Morrison from The Doors.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”They were among the most controversial, influential, and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Jim Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.