Jim Morrison was an enigmatic man – but these facts reveal an alternative portrait of The Doors’ frontman
Frank Lisciandro went to the UCLA film school at the same time as Jim Morrison. Lisciandro knew Jim Morrison for six years. He saw The Doors in New York, and he caught them in their pomp on the Sunset Strip. He worked as editor on Morrison’s movie HWY: An American Pastoral, and co-directed the concert film Feast of Friends. In his book – Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together – he collates thirteen in-depth interviews with some of Morrison’s less famous friends: manager Bill Siddons, and his wife, road manager Vince Treanor, close friends like Babe Hill, and Morrison’s girlfriend Eva Gardonyi amongst them, each offering a different perspective on the Lizard King.
Here, we pick out the 15 most curious facts the book uncovers about Jim Morrison.