Angels Dance and Angels Die - The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison

Angels Dance and Angels Die - The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison

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by Patricia Butler
     
 

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Revised for 2007! This softcover edition examines the turbulent relationship between legendary Doors front man Jim Morrison and his common-law wife, Pamela Courson, tracing the lives of Courson and Morrison before their fateful meeting in 1965, their lives together until Morrison's death in 1971, and Courson's life without Morrison, including her fight to gain the

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Revised for 2007! This softcover edition examines the turbulent relationship between legendary Doors front man Jim Morrison and his common-law wife, Pamela Courson, tracing the lives of Courson and Morrison before their fateful meeting in 1965, their lives together until Morrison's death in 1971, and Courson's life without Morrison, including her fight to gain the rights to his estate until her death from a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974.

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ISBN-13:
9780857123596
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
07/06/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
227,494
File size:
7 MB

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Angels Dance and Angels Die - The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've been a jim morrison/doors fan for as long as i can remember. i had older brothers who became my musical influences, through them i entered the wonderful world of the doors. i've read many books about the doors and this is the first one that really went into his personal relationship with his true soulmate, pam courson morrison. though their relationship was turbulent, many ups and downs, they always came back to each other, jim called pam his cosmic mate. i so enjoyed this book that i read it from front to back in one day. if you are interesting in learning more about the personal/romantic jim, this is the book to read. i must also give a warning that i read patricia kennealy's book strange days where she claims to be jim's widow through a celtic ceremony. though it is in interesting read, it's full of fantasy. never will you read a book by a more arrogant, narcisisstic woman than this one. this woman was a hanger on, a groupie, who literally turned our beloved jim into a weepy, whining wimp. her words, 'he weeped between my breasts' 'he weeped uncontrollably' 'he weeped like i've never seen him weep before'. if you are a true jim morrison fan, be prepared to be angry. and remember, jim morrison was with pam in paris when he passed away (kennealy claims that pam murdered him, DO NOT buy into her theory, it's not true, be sure to do your research before falling into this nonsense). jim wrote to his laywer max fink telling him that he and pam wanted to stay in paris indefinitely and wanted to know how long they could continue living the way they were on the funds available. doesn't sound like someone who is only in paris to break it off with pam, which is kennealy's claim. just remember, angels dance and angels die is the true story here, kennealy's strange days may have some fact, but the majority of this book is fantasy, afterall, she is the author of fantasy/sci fi books. jim + pam forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Frankly, I found this book to be more or less a rehash of other books written about The Doors and/or Jim Morrison. It is well written and worth reading but I would say there were very few new facts among the pages. Ms. Butler does attempt to quantify the relationship based upon the time they were together. So much has been made over the "soulmate" "cosmic mate" description Jim used for Pam, however, anyone who was over 14 in the late 60's/70's knows either of those phrases were bandied about with no particular "intense" meaning. Someone you met in the park and had a nice conversation with would more than likely be termed as your "soul mate" and/or "cosmic mate". I think it is a stretch to put Jim and Pam in the Romeo and Juliet category - it does them a disservice. They were like many, many other couples during that timeframe - together but not together, happy but fighting, etc. Their type of relationship was not unique for the time and I give Ms. Butler credit for somewhat attempting to bring that fact home.
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I really like this book because alot of research was done,very well written! RIP Jim & Pam.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first biography on Morrison and the Doors I've read. I had heard that it was very acurately written and I wanted to know more about the woman that had stood by him for so long. I think anyone, whether a huge fan of Morrison and the people in his life or someone that is not that interested will become a true fan after reading this book. It's funny, sad, and a testament to true love and true talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I frist read the book, I thought it was one of the best books I've ever read. I'm so glad they came out with a book that talks about Jim Morrison's romance with his cosmic mate and princess, Pamela. I also thought the research Patricia Butler did was very good and very interesting. Angels Dance and angels Die is a beautiful story and I recomend it for any Doors fan out there. As for Patricia Kennealy, HELLO, LADY! IF YOU'RE THE SO CALLED LIZARD QUEEN, why was jim in Paris with Pam and why did he keep going back to her? Hmmm? Jim x Pamela then, now and forever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, it was very tragic how Jim and Pam died because they seemed to have loved life so much, and at that each other. I knew some info on Jim and Pam, but after reading this book I learned much more. Jim Morrison was an amazing poet and singer its so unfortunate that he died.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FINALLY A BOOK THAT DOESN'T ONLY TELL YOU ABOUT THE BAD SIDE OF JIM AND PAM. EVEN THOUGH THEY WENT THROUGH SO MANY UPS AND DOWNS THEY TRULY DID LOVE EACH OTHER. A WONDERFUL READ FOR ALL JIM MORRISON/DOORS FANS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the worst book I've read about Jim Morrison and Pam. In the beginning it gives interesting details on Pam but then foccuses on Jim's life. It leaves out important details on their relationship such as the Count that Pam was known to run off to in Paris. It also doesn't mention Patircia as much as it should have. All in all its just an excuse to make money off a Morrison biography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once i starte to read this magnificant book i couldn't put it down. this book really tells the nitty-gritty-love and war of these two cosmic beings. I truly recommend this book to any Doors fan to get the insight of what love life was really like with the lizard king.
Guest More than 1 year ago
solid research, interviews and analysis of these two people and their relationship. Fits perfectly with the conclusions in 'Living in the Dead Zone: Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison' by faris and faris
Guest More than 1 year ago
I met the author of this book, Patrica Butler, when I went to Jim Morrisons grave at Pere Lachaise in Paris on the 21st Anniversary of his death. Patricia was already talking of writing a book on Jim and Pam and it was nice to see she is someone who isnt just talk. This is a great book, very enlightening and gives a good insight into the real Jim Morrison too...the gentleman Jim and not the Velvet Menace. The story of Pam endeared me so much that I went visit her burial place at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California which was a beautiful experience. For never was a tale of such woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo...well quoted Patrica. If you're any way a fan of Jim Morrison then go buy this book; you will really enjoy it and if you've read Patricia Kenneally's book my life with and without Jim Morrison you will see another side of the story....another side which I personally find far more beleivable but judge that for yourselves.