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Open the Doors, here comes Jim
Jim Morrison: "I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then - whoosh, and I'm gone…and they'll never see anything like it ever again… and they won't be able to forget me - ever."
The Doors was formed in America in 1965 as a rock group with Jim Morrison as vocalist. The band's name comes from a William Blake poem: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
Luigi Lucente as Jim Morrison Downstairs at the Maj (Photograph courtesy of The Maj)
They were arguably one of the most controversial, unique, rock groups of the 1960s largely as a result of of Morrison's lyrics and electrifying stage persona.
Morrison died at the age of 27 in 1971 from indeterminate causes, but suspected to be drugs and alcohol.
However his reputation has continued to grow and the songs he and The Doors made famous - Touch Me, Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, Break On Through (To The Other Side), People Are Strange and Love Her Madly live on.
Celebrating Jim's life and work is Luigi Lucente in the one man show Kaleidoscope which is on Downstairs at the Maj on the 28th to the 3oth August. Tickets are Standard $42, (Concession $38) and may be bought at the Box Office or online at Ticketek.