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By James Riordan, Jerry Prochnicky

Publish 12 months note: First released by way of It Books June 1st 1991

Thirty-five years after his dying in Paris at age twenty-seven, Jim Morrison's iconic legend is still as robust as ever, swathed within the mists of puzzle. there were a number of biographies in regards to the self-proclaimed "Lizard King's" existence and profession. yet none have tested his roots and youth, the highbrow foundations of his tune, his wild days with the doorways, and his enigmatic early demise as thoroughly and insightfully as holiday On Through.

More than just a desirable examine a rock legend whose cult following by no means stops transforming into, this is the definitive Morrison biography: his offended courting along with his father; the early tragedies and negative occasions chargeable for the darkness of his creative imaginative and prescient; his deepest existence and felony trials, together with his notorious Miami obscenity bust; and the reality approximately his ultimate hours. according to huge learn and that includes dozens of not often released images, this is often the authoritative portrait of the poet, the awful visionary, the haunted guy, and his haunting tune.

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