In 1990 Frank Lisciandro, Jim Morrison's friend and film collaborator, gathered together more than a dozen of Morrison’s friends for a series of conversations and interviews. In the transcripts of these talks Jim Morrison is candidly brought to light by the people who knew him, who were his pals, colleagues, mentors and lovers. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together confronts and sweeps away the myths and fantasy to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist.
The conversations covered a multitude of topics and events. The people who shared their stories were themselves active participants in the West Coast music scene: musicians, concert promoters, publicists and band managers. Readers will discover funny stories, secrets revealed and truths more astounding than the fabrications published during and after Morrison’s life.
From his first year in high school and his student days at UCLA to the formation of The Doors and his rise to fame, this book weaves an amazing tapestry of honest information about Morrison the poet, the brilliant lyricist, and the iconic singer and performer of The Doors. The book is a treat for Jim’s fans worldwide and for curious readers who want to know the true Jim Morrison story. The conversations also offer a unique oral history of the restless and turbulent Sixties when L.A.’s Sunset Strip was the focus of a cultural renaissance and musical revolution.
The book contains more than 50 original Frank Lisciandro photographs, many never before published in the USA.
I have been a fan of The Doors and Jim Morrison’s my entire life. I cant explain it, the interest that I have maintained throughout my life. Reading these chapters from the closest people in Jim’s life has been amazing! I appreciate their time and opening up about the man that was taken too soon.
If anyone wants to know about the real Jim, who he was and what he was like, take it from these people. They were there!
Thank you Frank!