In music history 8 December will be always remembered. It’s been almost 37 years since the death of the legend John Lennon, from unrepeatable The Beatles, and on the same day we celebrate the birthday of Jim Morrison from The Doors.
After 37 years from death of John Lennon and couple of decades from the timeless hit “Imagine”, we still dreamed for the better tomorrow. The man who had the chance to look through future and who had the vision for better tomorrow, simple things like peace, equality and love is still a big enigma for us.
On this day in 1980 John Lennon was killed from one his fan. The artists like him make the difference between today’s music and the music from the previous century. Today we have musicians, but in the 20 century there lived legends.
People like John Lennon, Jim Morrison and many others they were not just musicians, they were part from the history, fought for human rights and told the truth of the people in the eyes, they were not part of the political dirty games, which is why they deserve special attention.
It’s fact that life of Lennon was filled of controversy, many authors were write books about his life and they tried to found out who was actually John Lennon.
John was man who wanted through his special vocal to teach us that the beauty of life is simple, life without politics, without violence, racism, states…life in peace and harmony, like in the fairy tales. Maybe he only had more courage than anyone in that period to publicly express the values of life and live it without being bribed to talk about false ideals and hopes.
8 December will be also remembered as the day of legend Jim Morrison. On this day in 1943, he was born in Melbourne, Florida. Jim will be remembered as the lead singer and songwriter of the Doors.
His poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, wild personality, performances and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, is regarded by both music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential front men in rock music history.
Morrison recorded a total of six studio albums with the Doors. After his death, Doors recorded two more albums. The loss of Morrison was crippling to the band and they disbanded in 1973. In 1993 Morrison as a member of the Doors was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the popular culture he was also well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live.
He was ranked 47 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine’s “50 Greatest Singers in Rock”. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, France. As no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of Morrison’s death remains unknown to this day. If he was alive today, he would have 74 years.