Period I 1971–1980
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Period II 1981–1990
The bust is the work of Croatian artist, Mladen Mikulin. It disappeared in May 1988.
July 3, 1981
Doors’ members Ray Manzarek and John Densmore in Père Lachaise on the 10th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death (3m15s).
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And then the bust disappears.
SEE ALSO Who stole Jim Morrison’s bust?
Period III December 1990–present
Anticipating a post-Doors movie tourist boom after its release in March, work has begun on overhauling Jim Morrison’s plot in the Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris. For a long time, Old Leather Keks’ final resting place has provided a makeshift off-licence, graffiti canvas and lavatory for visiting Lizard types, but now the unsavory debris has been cleared and a handsome new headstone has been erected. Jim would, no doubt, turn in his grave, if he’s there.
“Around 10 a.m in March 1991, accompanied by the cemetery Director and their legal representative, the Morrison’s spent a few minutes in front of the grave looking at the new gravestone that they had put in place the previous December. Mrs. Morrison cried and Mr. Morrison removed his hat in a respectful gesture. I had been told they would be there and I felt I should come and bear witness.” — Michelle Campbell
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Daniel Rayner (@Muggerharris) April 19, 2015
Found this pic of a slimmed down me at Jim Morrison's grave in Paris in 1992. Doing my best U2 album cover pose... http://t.co/gwzlhLadhs—
Bryan Shortall (@frbryanshortall) June 20, 2014
ROGIER MAASKANT (@RogierMaaskant) July 10, 2014
Here's a photo I took of Ian Astbury of The Cult at Jim Morrison's graveside in Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise Paris http://t.co/yhk7odYs—
Kevin Cummins (@KCMANC) February 08, 2013
Ray Manzarek pays tribute to Jim Morrison in Père Lachaise cemetery. (Photo by Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
July 3, 2011
Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at Jim Morrison’s grave for the 40th anniversary of his death.