Every year about 8-9 books about The Doors or books that are Doors related books come out every year. Here’s an some information to keep you up to date on new publications (and an old one) on Doors related books.
Shaman’s Blues by Denise Sullivan will be released tomorrow (July 1, 2014). Sullivan is a rock journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, the San Francisco Chronicle. Her past books have included “The White Stripes: Sweethearts of the Blues”, “R.E.M. Talk About the Passion“, and “Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop”. Update: I received a note from the the publisher of “Shaman’s Blues” and the publication date of the book has been pushed back. Amazon now lists the release date as September 1, 2014.
“Shaman’s Blues: The Art and Influences Behind Jim Morrison and The Doors” will explore the blues as an influence on the Doors music. Sullivan says Morrison was “Lured by its nighttime rhythm, its cinematic storytelling abilities, and inescapable American history.” Other influences behind Morrison and The Doors will be looked at in the book include, Beat poetry, William Blake, and Arthur Rimbaud. “Shaman’s Blues: The Art and Influences Behind Jim Morrison and The Doors” is available at Amazon. If you would like more information on the book and Sullivan please visit Denise Sullivan’s website.
Win a Copy of Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together – If you’ve been wanting to get a copy of Frank Lisciandro’s recently released “Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together” (see related articles below for a review) here’s your chance! All you have to do is go to the Friends Gathered Together Facebook page and ‘Like’ it and ‘Share’ it on your wall! Entries will be accepted through July 19, and two winners will be randomly chosen from entrants and announced the following week. More information is available at The Doors Feast of Fans.
The Most Influential Rock Stars of 60’s – If you don’t want to leave anything to chance and are still looking for a free book “The Most Influential Rock Stars of the 1960’s: The Lives of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison” is available in a Kindle edition on Amazon and Amazon UK. Update: I’ve been reading this and so far it seems mostly about The Beatles for the casual reader and fan it is informative and entertaining, and worth the $7.00 price on Kindle.
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