Was Oliver Stone trying to tell us something? The ending scene in his early ’90s movie The Doors shows a strange male figure walking through Jim Morrison’s apartment moments after he had died in the bathtub. The scene:
The woman is his longtime girlfriend Pam Courson. You can attribute the apparition to poetic license, of course. Morrison’s shamanistic persona, which the movie brought out. Or maybe that was Stone’s depiction of Courson tripping. Just after that clip, the film’s epilogue says “Jim is said to have died of heart failure. He was 27.” Odd wording. On Morrison’s death:
Morrison joined Courson in Paris in March 1971, at an apartment he had rented on the rue Beautreillis… In letters he described going for long walks through the city, alone. During this time, Morrison shaved his beard and lost some of the weight he had gained in the previous months. Morrison died on July 3, 1971 at age 27. In the official account of his death, he was found in a Paris apartment bathtub (at 17–19 rue Beautreillis, 4th arrondissement) by Courson. The official cause of death was listed as “heart failure”, although no autopsy was performed. [Infogalactic]
Courson died three years later. Wikipedia’s entry on Jim Morrison includes this:
His death was two years to the day after the death of the Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and approximately nine months after the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
It’s been two decades since I listened to one of Morrison’s poems that was set to music. The Adagio in the above video is one. I also have two volumes of his poems, which I had read a very long time ago. What struck me about them is their “harmonious incoherence.” Words that are blasted all over the place by a disjointed mind yet held together by a talented poet. It’s all images. I can’t speak to the writing of mentally ill people, or heavy users of hallucinogenic drugs; maybe they all sound like that, minus the talent.
But it makes you wonder about any backstory involving Morrison and mind-control program he could have been subjected to. His father, Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison, commanded US naval forces during the Tonkin Gulf Incident. So there is that connection to some kind of an inner circle. Anyway, browse through the link in Amon Ra’s comment:
Add to that Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix’s death and many others. Also, money is only one part of why they are “sacrificed.” Read through this website if you really want to know how truly depraved and controlled by “other” forces the music industry has become, and maybe always was. [Link]
Suburban_elk has started things off with an observation about Ricky Nelson:
Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash, along with so many others of his stripe.
Some poster at BBS was explaining that it wasn’t Courtney Love who had Kurt Cobain set up and killed; that that was mud in the water, a distraction. It was actually David Geffen, the jewish record exec to whom he was contracted, and to whom he was sort of managing to get the better of, despite said contract. And this: Apparently John Lennon, before he was killed, was in the same position vis a vis Geffen.
I don’t do internet research and can’t vouch for these “conspiracy facts” but it does seem suspicious. Both Lennon and Cobain were the voices of their generation (to use the hackneyed cliche) and they also happened to be in a contract dispute with the same guy?
And now what we know about how they like their symbolic sacrifices. How many of those rock-and-roll plane crash deaths, such as Ricky Nelson’s, were not accidents but rather sacrifices.
If you or someone you know is a promising young musician, it’s better to stick to the local scene.