Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful

"What's wrong with being fat? That's what I want to know." - Jim Morrison

Interview by Howard Smith
TheSmithTapes.com / Villagevoice.com
Los Angeles, 1969

Music: The Doors "Soul Kitchen" & "Who Do You Love" | Joe Jones "Light My Fire" (The Doors)

Hard Rock Launches 'Gone Too Soon' Tour

Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were twenty-seven when they died. Now they're part of the travelling 'Gone Too Soon' memorabilia tour from the vast collection of Hard Rock International. (Feb. 15)

Jim Morrison Final 24: His Final Hours

Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews, this DVD details the last hours of his life and the events that led to his tragic death in Paris. This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person's life. The series weaves the star'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. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died. July 2, 1971. Jim Morrison is one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He's also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison is at war with his own dark demons. In 24 hours his darkness will consume him and he'll be dead. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, we detail the last hours of Morrison's life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris.

The Doors: Back Door Man, Live

This 5:55 performance of Back Door Man is from the DVD "Live in Europe".

The Doors were founded by Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison in Los Angeles in 1965. They released their eponymous debut album, which contained their hit single Light My Fire, in 1967 and went on to be one of the most controversial and influential rock acts of the sixties. Jim Morrison's early death in Paris in 1971 only served to fuel their legend and both he and the band have continued to enjoy iconic status for more than thirty years.

Jim Morrison & Jimi Hendrix Jam

Recorded late one night in March of 1968 at the Scene Club in New York, Jim Morrison wails during an improv jam with Jimi Hendrix and friends. Warning: Explicit (slurred) language.

The Doors: Ghost Song

A bridge between a distant past and the recent one.

Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore recreate this clip with the vocal track of the late Jim Morrison.