Period I 1971–1980
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Period II 1981–1990
The bust is by Croatian artist, Mladen Mikulin. It disappeared in May 1988.
July 3, 1981
10th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death.
Doors’ members Ray Manzarek and John Densmore in Père Lachaise for the 10th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death (3m15s).
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And then the bust disappears.
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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.
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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
July 3, 1991
20th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death.
In 1991, the 20th anniversary turned unruly and prompted police to disperse fans with tear gas. Five years ago, police closed the cemetery early to the disappointment of hundreds of attendees. — AP Archive
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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
July 3, 2001
The 30th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death.
Ray Manzarek pays tribute to Jim Morrison in Père Lachaise cemetery. (Below image credit: Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)
Guarding Jim Morrison’s grave is normally a job for one security guard but today, on the 30th anniversary of his death, it’s job for the Paris police as hundreds of mourning Morrison fans gathered to pay their respects to their Doors hero. — AP Archive
July 3, 2011
40th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death.
Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at Jim Morrison’s grave for the 40th anniversary of his death.
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