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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 influential frontmen in rock history. Since his death, Morrison's fame has endured as one of popular culture's top rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.Together with pianist Ray Manzarek, Morrison 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 17,863,215 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Jim Morrison is the 16th most popular singer (down from 13th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from United States (up from 110th 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 16 out of 3,528Before him are Dalida, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Joan Baez, and Julio Iglesias. After him are Montserrat Caballé, Demis Roussos, Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, Farinelli, and Mick Jagger.

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Among people born in 1943, Jim Morrison ranks 6Before him are Robert De Niro, Janis Joplin, John Major, Lech Wałęsa, and Julio Iglesias. After him are Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Tate, Mick Jagger, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and George Harrison. 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, Theodor Svedberg, and Rudolf Abel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 100 out of 18,182Before him are Ted Bundy (1946), Stan Lee (1922), William James (1842), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Chuck Norris (1940), and Meryl Streep (1949). After him are Richard Feynman (1918), Michael Douglas (1944), Edwin Hubble (1889), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Milton Friedman (1912), and Rosa Parks (1913).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jim Morrison ranks 9Before him are Cher (1946), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), and Joan Baez (1941). After him are Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), Johnny Cash (1932), Whitney Houston (1963), Barry White (1944), and James Brown (1933).