By Chris Salewicz
Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet used to be chanced on lifeless, the sufferer of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris condo bath in 1971. He was once 27. Morrison used to be a skilled, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to deal with his exalted prestige and his demise, formally from middle failure, continues to be shrouded in secret. In 27: Jim Morrison, acclaimed track critic Chris Salewicz can pay homage to Morrison as a rock icon, when acknowledging the darkish part of this conflicted personality.
It is the 6th name in a chain of particular tune ebooks, an formidable undertaking reading the perils of genius, famous person and extra.
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Pick up. For Christ’s sake. ” A tired voice answers the phone. “It’s Mike,” I say. “How’s Dana? ” “Hello, Mike. She won’t come out of her room. ” After what seems an eternity that deep, sexy voice, now with an edge of rasp, picks up the phone. “Oh my God, Mike,” Dana says. “Where have you been? You were supposed to be here days ago. I’ve been phoning everyone in Penticton. Your office manager said you left there on the bus. I thought you were dead. I need you. ” She gives me directions to her sister’s place.
27: Jim Morrison (The 27 Club, Book 6) by Chris Salewicz