Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Jim Morrison: Authors that Influenced, Books that Inspired

Galway City Library is hosting a Jim Morrison night entitled:Jim Morrison: Authors that Influenced, Books that Inspired. A selection of books and works by various authors known to have been very influential will be on display. The event takes place free of charge in Galway City Library on Wednesday 9th April at 6.30pm. Renowned local author Mike McCormack will deliver the talk while music will be provided by local musican and poet Gerry Hansberry.

Jim Morrison at age 23 became known to all as the lead vocalist and songwriter with the band The Doors, but he was more than that-a singer, a poet, a songwriter,a film director, a rebel and a visionary. He was and is many things to many people. One of the most lasting enigmas of all time through his poetry and lyrics. He is widely considered as one of the most influential and charismatic front men in the history of rock music.

In the six years between 1965 and 1971 he wrote a hundred songs, recorded seven platinum albums, wrote and published four editions of poems, made three films, recorded his poetry, wrote screenplays, and filled dozens of notebooks with verse and notations as well as performing in excess of two hundred concerts with The Doors.

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