There will certainly be a toast or two raised in LA on Wednesday to Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, on the occasion of his posthumous 67th birthday. But the real fun looks to be had in Sydney, Australia, where a free verse poetry book celebrating the spirit of the Lizard King is set to be launched on the hallowed anniversary date.
For starters, the event is being hosted at the Captain Cook Hotel by Dr. Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and self-professed Doors fan. Picking up where the band’s hybrid 1978 album “American Prayer” left off, the 100-page book by award-winning crime novelist Wayne Grogan definitely sounds as trippy as Morrison would want it to be.