Have you ever taken a word and tried to jumble the letters around to see if it spells something else? Well, that’s exactly what Jim Morrison of The Doors did with Mr. Mojo Risin’. It’s called an anagram. And if you know anything about this 60s icon, you know he enjoyed playing around with words and their meanings.
James Douglas Morrison, the eccentric frontman of the 60s rock band The Doors, was born December 8, 1943, in Melbourne, Florida. The son of a Navy admiral, Morrison, moved frequently and lived in cities spread across the country.
Jim Morrison’s interest in poetry and philosophical literature began at an early age. He was inspired by writings from Friedrich Nietzsche, William Burroughs, Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. Morrison became known as much for his poetry as for his songwriting, which often seemed to overlap.
Jim Morrison, otherwise known as The Lizard King from one of his poems, lived and played hard. His drug use was no secret and often got him into trouble with friends, girlfriends, and, of course, the law.