Weird History Jim Morrison Was A Rock God, But His Love Life Was Tragically Messed Up  

Katia Kleyman
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To this day, Jim Morrison is considered one of the biggest studs of the 1960s. He was the guy all the other guys wanted to be, and the one who all of the women wanted - period. On top of familiarizing himself with the late ‘60s groupie scene, he also showed an entire arena of fans his, eh, Lizard.

But despite Jim Morrison’s scandalous 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 break from the group. In 1971, he and Courson moved to Paris, where Morrison passed from heart failure a short time later. He was 27 years old, and one of the many artists of his time to join the 27 Club.

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He Set Fire To A Room 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, but contrary to some reports, Courson was never Morrison's wife. She was allegedly his muse and inspired songs like “Queen of the Highway” and “Twentieth Century Fox.”

But the relationship wasn't all positive, as there was one incident where Morrison set fire to a room that Courson locked herself in after a fight. She thankfully made it out unscathed.

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He Received A BJ 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 receiving oral pleasure while recording the 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.

Stories vary as to whether a music producer hired a pro to do the deed or whether Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, did. Either way, the story ultimately ends with Morrison cooing that gentle part of the song.

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Morrison Joked About Getting Biblical With A Lamb On Stage

Rock stars are no strangers to live animals being incorporated into their sets, though one would hope nothing 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 allegedly produced a live lamb. The hammered Morrison is said to have gleefully grabbed it and loudly proclaimed he wanted to copulate 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.

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He Flashed 12,000 Concertgoers

At the same 1969 concert in Miami where Morrison allegedly joked about having relations with a farm animal, he also reportedly flashed the audience and later received an indecent exposure charge - which was finally pardoned in 2010. He said he knew the real reason everyone was there was to see his peen. He also supposedly invited everyone to take their clothes off and get intimately acquainted.

Since there were about 12,000 people in the audience, that’s an event of such epic proportions even Caligula might have been scandalized.