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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Jim Morrison. We all know the stories, but does anyone know the real man? If you don't know where the truth ends and the fiction begins, you're not alone. A misinformation barrage that started when Morrison was alive grew toxic in the years after his death. In an effort to disprove the lies and rumors, Frank Lisciandro, Jim's friend and film collaborator, gathered together more than a dozen of Morrison's friends for a series of interviews and conversations. From the transcripts of those 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 fantasy to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. The interviews and conversations covered a multitude of topics. The people who share 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, the book weaves an amazing tapestry of information about Jim Morrison the poet, the brilliant lyricist, and the iconic singer and performer of The Doors. The book is a feast 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 turbulent Sixties when L.A.'s Sunset Strip was the focus of a cultural renaissance and musical revolution. The book contains 57 original Frank Lisciandro photographs, many never published before. Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together focuses on issues and occasions that illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. By weighing the observations of those who knew him, the reader can reach his own conclusions about who Jim Morrison was and what he achieved. The result is a more accurate rendering, a more humane and truthful portrait. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Jim Morrison... We know the stories, but does anyone know the real man? If you don’t know where the truth ends and the fiction begins, you’re not alone. Lies, myths, rumors and tall tales spread by people who didn’t know him have masked Jim Morrison and clouded what he accomplished.

Fearing that the original, actual real Jim would become hopelessly lost, Frank Lisciandro, Jim’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 fantasy to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist.

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"To call him a rock star is just a total insult to him and his intelligence and his awareness and this philosophy that was inside of him. His life was a philosophy. He didn’t tell people what they have to do, he just did it himself. He just put it all out there."– Ron Alan

The conversations covered a multitude of topics and events. The people who share 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.

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“I loved Jim when he would get an idea, he'd say, ‘Uh oh, I think I'm getting a cerebral erection’. And then he'd hold his hands to his head because he had a new idea for a poem or song and then laugh about it. It was the laughter that followed that was wonderful.”– Leon Barnard

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 published before.

More quotes from the book:
"Jim was totally not interested in the economic aspect of his career. I never met anybody like Jim. He was seemingly disconnected with the meaning of money. He truly had no interest in physical possessions." – Bill Siddons

“The biographers seem to have lost Jim’s sense of humor. I can’t impress upon you enough that it was always there....He was the funniest human being I ever met. Simply that, the funniest human being I ever met.” – Fud Ford

"A few weeks before he left for Paris, I organized a (touch) football game. Jim was relentless in his pursuit of my brother, who was the opposing quarterback. Jim would go diving after him and hit the ground, and get up and chase him again. I remember him going, ‘Boy, that guy’s really squirmy, isn’t he?’ I remember Jim’s enthusiasm that day. He just didn’t quit.” .” – Rich Linnell

"Sometimes when I was typing his poems, I’d come across a word and I’d ask him, 'What does this mean?’ And he would give me the history of the word. What was the antecedents of that word, epistemology. So I would have an idea what that word meant in time and space. He had that kind of knowledge.” – Kathy Lisciandro

From the Back Cover: When people discover I was a friend of Jim Morrison, sooner or later they inevitably ask, "What was he really like?" A simple, straightforward reply has become more difficult over the years as sensational and conflicting fictions have obscured the truth about Jim. This book confronts and sweeps away the myths to illuminate an extraordinary man and gifted creative artist. In these pages Jim Morrison is candidly revealed by the people who knew him, who were his pals, colleagues, mentors and lovers. You'll find funny stories, secrets revealed and facts more startling than any of the distortions spread during and after Jim's life. The result is a more detailed rendering, a more humane and accurate portrait.           Frank Lisciandro

Quotes from the book: 
  "You could take away anything you wanted from Jim Morrison, but don't mess with his freedom." [Ron Alan]

  "...he didn't own a car, and he didn't own a house and the only belongings that he had were the things that he wore..." [Leon Barnard]
"I admired the ability that he had to cleave to the subject and stick with it. Jim's memory was absolutely acute..." [Michael McClure]


"You never quite knew what he was going to do, which was half of the excitement of a Doors concert."  [Rich Linnell]

More than 55 original photos
      Conversations with 14 friends

      380 pages of honest testimony

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