Mr Mojo

Mr Mojo A Biography of Jim Morrison JONES, Dylan

______________ 'A perceptive and thorough examination of both the man and the music' ? NME 'A highly engaging and refreshingly irreverent portrait of the Doors' frontman'? i-D ______________ A revealing biography of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors and a musical icon In Paris's Pere-Lachaise cemetery, Jim Morrison's graffiti-scrawled tombstone is a place of pilgrimage for local devotees, adolescent hedonists and wayward backpackers alike. Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27 having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised amongst the rock and roll deity such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death, however, this debauched 'rock poet' remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever. Who was the real Jim Morrison? Nihilist, egoist, shaman: he 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 Jim Morrison's Lizard King persona, and offers a frank and honest appraisal of a much beloved and often-romanticised counter-cultural icon. Mr Mojo is littered with little-known anecdotes from fellow stars, spurned lovers and industry moguls. It is a refreshingly honest portrait of a self-indulgent artist with a penchant for pageantry and public self-destruction.
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ISBN
9781408860564
Uitgever
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Datum
09-04-2015
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Muziek

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