2320 N Evergreen St

Arlington, VA

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. In the 1950s he lived in this house, located at 2320 North Evergreen Street, at the end of a cul-de-sac in the quiet DC suburb of Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1962.

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