Jim Morrison

1943 - 1971

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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet who was the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his energetic persona, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, erratic and unpredictable performances, along with the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most influential frontmen in rock history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Morrison has received more than 21,247,604 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Jim Morrison is the 18th most popular singer (down from 16th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from United States (down from 100th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Singer.

Jim Morrison was a singer and songwriter for the rock band The Doors. He was most famous for his poetic lyrics and distinctive voice.

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Among singers, Jim Morrison ranks 18 out of 4,381Before him are Tina Turner, Julio Iglesias, David Bowie, Dalida, Adriano Celentano, and Frank Sinatra. After him are Joan Baez, Demis Roussos, Tupac Shakur, Enrico Caruso, Patti Smith, and Montserrat Caballé.

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Among people born in 1943, Jim Morrison ranks 9Before him are Janis Joplin, John Major, Lech Wałęsa, Toto Cutugno, Julio Iglesias, and Catherine Deneuve. After him are George Harrison, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Vangelis, Sharon Tate, and Roger Waters. Among people deceased in 1971, Jim Morrison ranks 5Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, and Louis Armstrong. After him are Paul Karrer, György Lukács, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Hermann Hoth, and Arne Tiselius.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 106 out of 20,380Before him are Crazy Horse (1840), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Frank Sinatra (1915), Nicolas Cage (1964), Vin Diesel (1967), and Jimi Hendrix (1942). After him are John Dewey (1859), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Debbie Reynolds (1932), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Joan Baez (1941), and Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 8Before him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Cher (1946), Tina Turner (1939), and Frank Sinatra (1915). After him are Joan Baez (1941), Tupac Shakur (1971), Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), Johnny Cash (1932), and Barry White (1944).