Visual history of Jim Morrison’s grave

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Period I

1971–1980

1977

Period II

1981–1990

The bust is the work of Croatian artist, Mladen Mikulin. It disappeared in May 1988.

SEE ALSO Rockin’ The Dead In Zagreb, The real story behind Jim Morrion’s bust by Michelle Campbell

SEE ALSO Who stole Jim Morrison’s bust?

Period III

December 1990

1990 December © Robert Norman

1990 December © Robert Norman

Anticipating a post-Doors movie tourist boom after its release in March, work has begun on overhauling Jim Morrison’s plot in the Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris. For a long time, Old Leather Keks’ final resting place has provided a makeshift off-licence, graffiti canvas and lavatory for visiting Lizard types, but now the unsavory debris has been cleared and a handsome new headstone has been erected. Jim would, no doubt, turn in his grave, if he’s there.

1991–2014

1992

1993

2000–present

13 responses to “Visual history of Jim Morrison’s grave

  1. Went to Paris April of 2014 and the first place i visited was Jim Morrison resting place, just wanted to thank him for his music. R.I.P my brother!!

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  3. The Bible says: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalm 146:4) Therefore, when we die, we cease to exist. The dead can’t think, act, or feel anything.

  4. I wish you people would leave me the fuck alone and let me truly rest in peace.
    Thank You
    JDM

  5. I think about Jim dying so far from homeaway from friends and family. How lonely he must be in that cold grave. The suit he was buried in was too small. I believe he was a great guy and he was a good person. Goodnight x

  6. I was shocked when I saw the state of his grave in the eighties when I went along with a friend though I had no intention of going myself. Just few years back I ripped up the photos I took there which were most unusual and actually the BEST weird photos I ever saw. All I can say is that he was moved some time after my photos of Jim’s head moving upwards in one photo taken at same angle. The bus was part chalk and part bronze one time and next time I went his head was broze but the face was chalk. The new statue was ALL bronze. So I had actually IMPOSSIBLE photos which spoke for themselves but didn’t anyone would every want to see them. I’m not well enough to traqvel to PARIS again as yet but as I say there was a reason. He was moved. Thank God..I wouldn’t really like to go back to where he was due to the nature of the grotesque happenings around that place in the eighties. He deserved better and got it. I left a small print in a plastic folder with a message to the fans and when I returned not long after it was stolen so if the person who took it reads this they will know it was ME….Hope you took great care of it..Good ending..

  7. So sad the fans desecrated the grave and its surroundings…

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