By Jerry Hopkins
Revised and Updated

3 July 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison.

Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, has achieved a bizarre cult status since his death in 1971. In The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, Jerry Hopkins provides a new insight into Morrison's life, peeling away the myth to reveal the intelligent, witty but flawed character beneath. He has also collected an illuminating series of interviews made with Morrison during his lifetime, which, published uncut, allow the man to speak for himself at last. Forty years on it is time to re-examine Morrison's enduring influence on youth culture, and to evaluate his standing as poet, philosopher, filmmaker and sex symbol.

304 pages / 80 photos
230 x 150mm
ISBN 978 0 85965 469 2