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Rock Poet
Smooth/Arts  |  March 21, 2019

Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors. But Morrison always considered himself a poet first and a rock star second. Born in 1943, he was a by-product of the beat generation of the late 1950s. This program meets with legendary beat poets Michael Horovitz and Michael McClure, as well as Pete Brown of 1960s British rock group Cream, to discover more about the movement and the influence it had on the burgeoning tide of rock and roll, and, more specifically, on Jim Morrison. The writers discuss their admiration and respect for Morrison's talent as a poet and writer, while new interviews offer revelations about Morrison's death at just 27.

Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors. But Morrison always considered himself a poet first and a rock star second. Born in 1943, he was a by-product of the beat generation of the late 1950s. This program meets with legendary beat poets Michael Horovitz and Michael McClure, as well as Pete Brown of 1960s British rock group Cream, to discover more about the movement and the influence it had on the burgeoning tide of rock and roll, and, more specifically, on Jim Morrison. The writers discuss their admiration and respect for Morrison's talent as a poet and writer, while new interviews offer revelations about Morrison's death at just 27.

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