On This Day in Music History: Jim Morrison Found Dead at 27

On this Day in Music History in 1971, Jim Morrison of The Doors was found dead, aged 27 in a bathtub in Paris, France.

The cause of death of Jim Morrison in 1971 was a heart attack. On the 25th anniversary of his death an estimated 15,000 fans gathered at his grave in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France to pay their respects. That alone shows how much he means to not only just music fans, but the world.

During his short, but memorable tenure as a top singer/songwriter, Morrison delivered many songs and moments that lived on forever.

With The Doors, Morrison undeniably gave us some of the greatest rock records of all time. He produced powerful rock classics like ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side),” ‘The Crystal Ship’ and ‘The End’.

Obviously, it’s unfortunate guys like Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix weren’t able to give us more music due to their early unprecedented deaths. But, today let’s remember Morrison’s legacy and play some of The Doors’ tunes so he lives on.

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” – Jim Morrison



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