11/8/10

She Has Me, And She Has You

Pamela Courson, born December 22, 1946, met Jim Morrison at the L.A. nightclub The London Fog in 1965. The two had a tumultuous relationship until Morrison's death in 1971. She was known for trying to make Jim Morrison focus less on music and more on his poetry. She had a great influence on Morrison, often being the only person who could make him do things he refused to do, such as seeing a therapist or going sober.


She inspired the songs "Blue Sunday", "Indian Summer", "L.A. Woman", "Love Street", "Orange County Suite", "Queen of the Highway", "We Could Be So Good Together" and "Wild Child" by The Doors. She also inspired the song "Cinnamon Girl" by Neil Young
Pam found Jim dead in the bathtub of their Paris apartment on July 3, 1971. Moments before he died Jim called out his last words "Are you still there?" to Pam, then died of a reported heart attack, though no autopsy was performed. In Jim's will he left his entire estate to Pam.


After Morrison's death, Pam became a recluse and addicted to heroin. Neighbors recall her talking about how excited she was to see Jim again. On April 25, 1974, Pam died of a heroin overdose in her Los Angeles apartment. She was intended to be buried next to Jim at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, but because of complications she is buried in Santa Ana, California under the name Pamela Susan Morrison.

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