To this day, Jim Morrison is a major sex symbol. He was described as a man all the guys wanted to be and with whom all the women wanted to sleep. And sleep with many women he did: on top of familiarizing most of the late ‘60s groupie scene with his genitals, he also let an entire arena of fans take a peek at his, eh, Lizard.
But despite Jim Morrison’s scandalous sex life and rock star antics, the Doors frontman saw himself as a melancholy and brooding poet. In the final years of his life, Jim Morison’s girlfriend Pamela Courson inspired him to concentrate on this pursuit, which in turn led to his retirement from the group. In 1971, he and Courson moved to Paris, where Morrison died of a supposed overdose a short time later. He was 27 years old, and one of the many artists of his time to join the 27 Club.
He Set Fire To A Closet With His Girlfriend Inside
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson had a passionate and volatile relationship. They were together on-and-off for the last five years of Morrison’s life. She was his muse and inspired songs like “Queen of the Highway” and “Twentieth Century Fox.” Surprisingly enough, however, she didn’t inspire “Light My Fire,” and here's why: there was one violent incident where Morrison set fire to a room that Courson locked herself in after a fight. She thankfully made it out unscathed.
He Got A Blowjob While Recording One Of His Songs
Next time you’re listening to “You’re Lost, Little Girl,” keep in mind that Jim Morrison was allegedly getting head during that song. During the studio recording, the band agreed that Morrison’s voice was too deep for a part of the song that required softer vocals. Nothing lightens a deep voice like deep throat, right? Stories vary as to whether a music producer hired a sex worker to do the deed or whether Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, was kind enough to step in and help the band out. Either way, the stories ultimately end with Morrison receiving a blow job while he cooed that gentle part of the song.
Morrison Almost Had Sex With A Lamb On Stage
Rock stars are no stranger to live animals being incorporated into their sets, though one would hope nothiing would rival Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat on stage in 1982. Jim Morrison was giving a live performance during one off the Doors' last concerts in Miami when someone in the audience produced a real-live lamb. The hammered Morrison gleefully grabbed it and loudly proclaimed that he wanted to have sex with it on stage. He didn't do it, probably to the relief of the 12,000 attendees, but he certainly never held back from his flagitiousness.
He Flashed 12,000 Concertgoers
At the same 1969 concert in Miami where Morrison tried to have sex with a farm animal, he also supposedly flashed the audience his genitals. He allegedly said that he knew that the real reason everyone was there was to see his penis. He also, again allegedly, invited everyone to take their clothes off and to start having sex with each other. Since there were about 12,000 people in the audience, that’s an event of such epic proportions even Caligula might have been scandalized.