1327 S Glebe Rd
Jim Morrison (b. December 8, 1943; d. July 3, 1971) was the lead singer of the rock band The Doors. To fans he was known as The Lizard King, a self-given title that came from his interest in Native American culture and referred to his alter ego. As an artist and as a man, Morrison was at once rebellious, brilliant and self-destructive. His struggle with alcohol and drugs intensified when The Doors skyrocketed to fame. In 1971, he died of a heart attack at the age of 27. An autopsy was never performed. The son of an Admiral in the US Navy, Morrison’s upbringing was nomadic. Morrison's parents lived at 1327 South Glebe Road through 1972 and the rockstar would visit from time to time when his father, with whom he had a rocky relationship, was away. This was the official Morrison address given when his father wrote to the Florida Probation and Parole Commission in defense of his son's character in the aftermath of the famous streaking incident at a Florida concert.
Where else did Morrison live?
- Letter from Jim Morrison's father sourced from Letters of Note (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/04/jim-is-fundamentally-respectable.html)
- Residence information sourced from In Search of the Lizard King: Retro Pop Planet (http://retropopplanet.com/2011/08/01/in-search-of-the-lizard-king/)
- Biographical information sourced from Encyclopedia of World Biography (http://www.notablebiographies.com/Mo-Ni/Morrison-Jim.html#b)
- Photo courtesy of SeventiesMusic.wordpress.com (http://seventiesmusic.wordpress.com/category/us-rock/)