MR MOJO: A Biography of Jim MorrisonDYLAN JONES Book Number: 90131 Product format: Paperback
Who was the real Jim Morrison? Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27, having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised among the rock 'n' roll deities such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death his debauched 'rock poet' has remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever. Nihilist, egoist, shaman - Morrison was a master of self-creation. A mosaic mythology of new-age hippy rhetoric, French poetry and Nietszchean symbolism obscured a man trapped by the mythology that he had so carefully constructed around himself. In this colourful and intimate biography Dylan Jones strips bare the skin-tight leather suit of Morrison's Lizard King persona and offers a frank and honest appraisal of the much loved and often-romanticised counter-cultural icon. Mr Mojo is littered with little-known anecdotes from fellow stars, spurned lovers and industry moguls and is a refreshingly honest portrait of a self-indulgent artist with a penchant for pageantry and public self-destruction. It is also a thorough examination of his music. 192pp, paperback.
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