[lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm], former lead singer of [lastfm]The Doors[/lastfm], was more than just a rock star. The controversial icon was studied poetry and film at UCLA, where he received his college degree, and went on to have several books of his poetry published later in life. And while Morrison is most famous for his music, on October 16, the artist’s multimedia talents in poetry, song and film will be remembered.
The Rutledge in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, will host “A Night to Remember Jim Morrison, in Poetry, Song & Film,” which will include special guests performing selected readings from three of [lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm]‘s books of poetry, including The Lords and the New Creatures, Wilderness and The American Night. There will also be an opportunity for fans to read Morrison’s work during their open-mic portion of the reading.
Additionally, the event will showcase a documentary called “Dawn’s Highway,” about a deadly traffic that influenced a young Morrison. The film’s producer, Brad Durham, said of the film: “This is the most important accident in rock and roll history. It did not kill a rock star. It created one.”
For more information on the event, visit www.therutledgelmv.com.
Unfamiliar with [lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm]‘s poetry? Check out the video with audio of him reading, below!