Morrison's Final Notebook For Sale
The Doors frontman Jim Morrison's last handwritten journal will be sold at auction at the end of the month (JUL06). Morrison, who died in 1971 from a suspected heart attack in Paris, France, left a book with his final thoughts, songs and poems. It is being auctioned at Cooper Owen's Music Legends sale at Abbey Road Studios in London on 28 July. Estimated to be worth between GBP80,000 ($148,000) and GBP100,000 (GBP180,000), the journal contains 20 pages of previously unseen poems and random Morrison thoughts. Also included are variant versions of published Morrison poems THE ANCIENT ONES and THE HITCHHIKER. Accompanying the journal is a photograph, thought to be one of the last ever taken of the rocker.