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Poll: 'Walk the Line' No. 1 music bio-pic

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- "Walk the Line," the life story of U.S. country music icon Johnny Cash, has been named the greatest music bio-pic, a new poll showed.

Details of Jim Morrison's death revealed

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- The 36-year-old matter of Jim Morrison's death in Paris may be reopened after a friend revealed the rock star died of a heroin overdose.

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Posthumous pardon sought for Doors singer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 11 (UPI) -- Fans of Jim Morrison, The Doors' late frontman, have asked Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to pardon the rocker's conviction for indecent exposure and profanity.

Album cover photographer Joel Brodsky dies

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (UPI) -- Joel Brodsky whose album cover photography helped define music's visual image in the '60s and '70s, died in his Stamford, Conn., home of a heart attack. He was

Global Cool tap Doors' work for message

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- An international coalition of entertainers and scientists is using American rock icon Jim Morrison in its fight against global warming.

Paris cemetery targeted by art thieves

PARIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Thieves have targeted Paris' famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the last resting place of Moliere, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

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Rock & Roll Christies auction in New York

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The latest Christie's auction in New York saw original "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" Beatles lyrics written by Paul McCartney sell for $192,000.

History, box-set bring Doors reunion

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The three surviving members of The Doors have reunited for an upcoming box-set and an oral history of their time on the U.S. rock scene.

Former model Jo Jo Laine dead at 53

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Former model Jo Jo Laine, notorious for her liaisons with rock stars in the 1960s and 1970s, has died in London from a fall at age 53.

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Today is Monday, July 3, the 184th day of 2006 with 181 to follow.
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GoldenPalace.com buys sheet metal Jesus

MANCHESTER, Conn., March 9 (UPI) -- The Internet gambling site GoldenPalace.com is adding to its collection of strange stuff -- a piece of sheet metal with the images of Jesus and Mary.
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James Douglas "Jim" Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors, as well as a poet.

Morrison would often improvise poem passages while the band played live, which was his trademark. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and is widely regarded, with his wild personality and performances, as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history.

James Douglas Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida, to future Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison and Clara Morrison. Morrison had a sister, Anne Robin, who was born in 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a brother, Andrew Lee Morrison, who was born in 1948 in Los Altos, California. He was of Irish and Scottish descent (see Clan Morrison). Morrison reportedly had an I.Q. of 149.

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