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The Doors: a profile of Jim Morrison

Simon Witter, Sky, 1991

IN THREE YEARS Jim Morrison went from being a rock icon to dying a bloated alcoholic at just 27 years old. But in that time he became rock and roll's most important rebel ever, mixing poetic pretensions and belligerent good looks. As cinema audiences prepare for Oliver Stone's biopic of Morrison's short life, the unequivocal powerhouse rock of the Doors, led by his sexual vocals, is as much a symbol for the '90s as it was for the '60s generation.

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