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Jim Morrison 70th birthday tribute planned

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The Doors fans heading to Paris to mark what would have been Jim Morrison's 70th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 8, will be treated to a reading performance from the tragic singer's actor pal, Richard Bohringer. The French star will read from Morrison's poetry on the eve of the big day, during which fans are expected to gather at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

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The weekend festivities will also include a performance by another Morrison acquaintance, Phil Trainer, and a gallery showing of Gunter Zint's 1968 Doors European Tour photos and Robbie Freeman's UCLA photos of Morrison. Tribute band Strange Doors will conclude the birthday celebration with a gig at the Alhambra in Paris on Dec 8.

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Dec 2, 2013 9:49AM
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PEOPLE!   It's about the MUSIC.  grow up!
Dec 2, 2013 9:48AM
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I've based my entire life on the teachings of Jim Morrison.  My original liver died in the summer of 2009.  It's cool.  We weren't that close.  RIP James Douglas Morrison.  You will live on in the hearts of Doors' fans everywhere!
Dec 2, 2013 9:45AM
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Bloated old hippies everywhere are observing a minute of silence. Even Bill Clinton has canceled all of his appointments to molest interns today. 
Dec 2, 2013 9:13AM
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Perhaps the most over rated person in music history.
Dec 2, 2013 8:59AM
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More glorification of a life selfishly and cowardly thrown away.  Offing yourself with heroin is tragic.  How did his drug use start?  Who sold him his first reefer?  Where were his parents?  Did he have any true friends who could have prevented him from diving into the drug cesspool or did his "friends" egg him on to try more powerful drugs?  Another shining case of the stupidity of drug use. Who in his right mind continues to worship the life and lifestyle of such a misguided person who encouraged others to escape real life?  
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