Jim Morrison Fans have got together on Paris to pay tribute to mythic rock figure Jim Morrison 50 years after his death.
Rock music lovers from France and across the world came to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris where The Doors frontman is buried.
Many brought candles and pictures, and some burned incense sticks near the grave.
Fifty years after his death at age 27, rock music lovers from France and across the world came to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris where The Doors’ frontman is buried. Many brought candles and pictures, and some burned incense sticks near his grave as police watched nearby.
“Jim and The Doors have been heroes of ours since we were kids. It’s an honor to be here and celebrate the 50th anniversary of his death today,” said Dutuar Platzek.
The 50-year-old fan made the trip from Halle, Germany with his childhood friend Mathias Barthel. The two had not been back to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in over 25 years.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JIM MORRISON will be available in France on October 7. You may pre-order yours now. The definitive anthology of Morrison’s writings with rare photographs & handwritten excerpts of poetry & lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.
Morrison led The Doors to several major hits between 1965 and 1971, including “Light My Fire,” “Hello I Love You,” “Touch Me” and “Riders on the Storm.”
While living in Paris, he was found dead in a bathtub on July 3, 1971.