Jim Morrison is an evergreen name. Morrison is almost a brand as an American singer, songwriter, poet, director, actor, etc. A package of talents infused in him. The Doors is the reason for his world-wide fame. He was the lead vocalist in it. His compositions are incredibly poetic, and his distinct voice adds up to it. Unfortunately, we lost such a talent quite early. He is one of the most iconic personalities and influential frontmen in the history of rock music. Let us know more about the life, career and net worth of Jim Morrison in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Morrison’s dates are December 8, 1943, to July 3rd, 1971. He was only 27 years old when his death call came. James Douglas Morrison was his birth name and was born in Melbourne of Florida, US. He was taken to Clara Clarke Morrison and George Stephen Morrison. He did his schooling from Alameda High School, California. Then he graduated from the George Washington Middle School of Alexandria, Virginia. He got into the Florida State University but then decided to get into UCLA and so graduated with a degree in film in the year 1965. He was a sharp kid.
He was widely known as a wild and outrageous performer. He drank a lot. He was a handsome lad and had been in and out of many relationships. Pamela Courson had been with him for a long time, and all his wealth went to her as the sole heir of him after his demise, as was mentioned in his will. He was found dead in the bathtub, and heart failure was diagnosed as the cause of death, in Paris after he moved there. His death is still a mystery as no autopsy was done.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He founded the Doors in 1965 in Venice of California with Ray Manzarek. It rocked the late 1960s and early 1970s which marked their names in the history of rock. The year 1966 saw the joining of the Doors with the Elektra Records. “Light My Fire” was the single of their first self-titled debut album that shoots their fame up high. Among his hit albums “Strange Days” earned the third position on the Billboard top 200 and was Gold certified.
“Waiting For The Sun” in 1968 reached #1 in the Billboard top 200. The Doors released three more albums named “Morrison Hotel,” “The Soft Parade” and “L.A Women.” Not long after the last album release, Jim passed away. His achievements include his position as #22 in “50 Greatest Singers in Rock” of Classic Rock magazine and #47 in the list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone. His poetry books “The New Creatures” and another book were bestsellers when released.
Net Worth & Earnings
His excellent creative career in music and poetry earned him a lot of wealth. He had a net worth of $500 thousand. Most of it was from the success of The Doors’ first album which had over 20 million copies sold immediately.
He was an icon and was loved by his fans who nicknamed him as “The Lizard King” and “Mr. Mojo Risin.” Not every day we come across such geniuses.