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Jim’s first gravestone surfaces briefly in New Orleans, ca. 1998

Tales of the unexpected I received an incredible and unexpected email the other day from Lue Isaac informing me that her brother, Keith Keller, was briefly the guardian of Jim’s first gravestone in the late 90s. So it is with my sincerest thanks to Lue that I share with you this amazing story. “My deceased […]

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A soldier’s visit to Jim Morrison’s grave in 1972

Brian Minnis saw on the website that I was looking for past photos of Jim’s grave in an effort to complete the visual history. He reached out to me and kindly offered to scan and share his photos from February 1972. Here’s his story:   Reminiscences American solider Brian “Breeze” Minnis was stationed in Langendamm, […]

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“Où est Jim Morrison?” Looking for the Lizard King’s grave at Père Lachaise

Originally posted on Travel Oops:
© Stephanie Glaser Not long ago, I was a substitute teacher for a high school French class. Right away, I confessed to the students that my knowledge of French was very limited. Basically, it consists of pleasantries, “petit déjeuner” (“breakfast”) and “Où est Jim Morrison?” (“Where is Jim Morrison?”) My…

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“Jim’s last walk” by Alain Ronay

Paris Match N°2187* April 25, 1991 Forty-one years ago today on June 28, 1971, Jim Morrison, Pamela Courson, and their friend, Alain Ronay, took a day trip to Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, 55 km north of Paris, less than a week before Jim died on July 3. Twenty years later, Alain Ronay published his story in the weekly […]

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Three stories from a visit to Jim’s grave in 1976

Recently I reached out to Tom Teicholz to request adding a rare photograph of his of Jim’s grave from Spring 1976. Not only did Tom oblige, but he in turn reached out to his fellow travel companions in the photo who kindly provided their memories from that day. I am so pleased to be able […]