Jim Morrison

1943 - 1971

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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, poet and songwriter who was the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.Together with pianist Ray Manzarek, Morrison co-founded the Doors in 1965 in Venice, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Morrison has received more than 15,235,473 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Jim Morrison is the 13th most popular singer (up from 15th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from United States (down from 99th in 2019) and the 9th 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 13 out of 3,541Before him are Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, and Charles Aznavour. After him are David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, Montserrat Caballé, Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, and Demis Roussos.

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Among people born in 1943, Jim Morrison ranks 4Before him are Robert De Niro, Janis Joplin, and Lech Wałęsa. After him are George Harrison, Sharon Tate, Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, and Vangelis. Among people deceased in 1971, Jim Morrison ranks 5Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, and Louis Armstrong. After him are György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, and Arne Jacobsen.

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Among people born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 110 out of 15,968Before him are Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Chuck Norris (1940), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Harrison Ford (1942), David Rockefeller (1915), and Isadora Duncan (1877). After him are Sitting Bull (1831), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Milton Friedman (1912), Ted Bundy (1946), Katharine Hepburn (1907), and William James (1842).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 9Before him are Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Frank Sinatra (1915), Johnny Cash (1932), Tina Turner (1939), and Joan Baez (1941). After him are Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Barbra Streisand (1942), Patti Smith (1946), Whitney Houston (1963), and Aretha Franklin (1942).