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For a LIFE feature titled “Wicked Go the Doors: An Adult’s Education by the Kings of Acid Rock,” a writer studied Morrison through his lyrics and his legendarily notorious behavior during concerts. But perhaps only pictures — like those taken by LIFE’s Yale Joel — could truly illuminate the mojo that came to define “The Lizard King.”
Here, four decades after Morrison’s death in Paris, LIFE.com presents color portraits of the 24-year-old rocker/poet, plus a few previously unpublished shots of the Doors playing New York’s famed Fillmore East.
Forever bad ass and iconic.
life:

For a LIFE feature titled “Wicked Go the Doors: An Adult’s Education by the Kings of Acid Rock,” a writer studied Morrison through his lyrics and his legendarily notorious behavior during concerts. But perhaps only pictures — like those taken by LIFE’s Yale Joel — could truly illuminate the mojo that came to define “The Lizard King.”
Here, four decades after Morrison’s death in Paris, LIFE.com presents color portraits of the 24-year-old rocker/poet, plus a few previously unpublished shots of the Doors playing New York’s famed Fillmore East.

Forever bad ass and iconic.

life:

For a LIFE feature titled “Wicked Go the Doors: An Adult’s Education by the Kings of Acid Rock,” a writer studied Morrison through his lyrics and his legendarily notorious behavior during concerts. But perhaps only pictures — like those taken by LIFE’s Yale Joel — could truly illuminate the mojo that came to define “The Lizard King.”

Here, four decades after Morrison’s death in Paris, LIFE.com presents color portraits of the 24-year-old rocker/poet, plus a few previously unpublished shots of the Doors playing New York’s famed Fillmore East.