The Beats Influence on Jim Morrison

The Doors (photo by Joel Brodsky/Elektra Records)

“If he (Jack Kerouac) hadn’t written On The Road, The Doors never would have existed.” Ray Manzarek

Some bands wear their Beat influences on their sleeves. Steely Dan is a reference from a William Burroughs book “Naked Lunch” and their song lyrics continued to be influenced by literature. At first glance The Doors don’t seem to be Beat influenced and while The Doors were heavily influenced by…

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Jim Cherry

Jim Cherry

I’m a writer. You can find me in between the lines.