In 1967 Michigan resident James Osterberg attended a concert by The Doors (made legendary by Jim Morrison’s lateness and drunken antics). He was so inspired and influenced that his own stage persona evolved into the performer better known as Iggy Pop.
In June 2013, a fossil analysis discovered a large lizard in Myanmar. The extinct reptile was given the moniker Barbaturex Morrisoni in honor of Jim Morrison. “This is a king lizard, and he was the lizard king, so it just fit,” said Jason Head, a paleontologist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Oliver Stone’s original story for Platoon was called Break, based on his own experiences in the Vietnam War and set to music from The Doors. He sent the script to Jim Morrison hoping he would play the lead. Morrison never responded but he did have the script with him when he died in Paris.
Jim Morrison, on LSD, was listening for the first time to “Joy to the World” – better known as “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” – when he saw a monkey run into the room, start dancing, and juggling Christmas ornaments. It was not an hallucination.
Jim Morrison (of The Doors) father was a key player in the incident that sparked the Vietnam War.