Jim Morrison at the Beaux Arts

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Jim Morrison at the Beaux Arts

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Jim Morrison at the Beaux Arts

Between 1960 through 1962, Jim Morrison recited poetry at Beaux Arts, and was filmed in the garden at Beaux Arts while attending St. Petersburg Jr. College. These events were spoken of by the late Tom Reese, founder the famous Beaux Arts Coffee House in Pinellas Park.

Here’s more from Britannica on line: “…Morrison’s father was a naval officer (ultimately an admiral), and the family moved frequently, though it settled down in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, where Morrison attended high school and was a good but rebellious student. He began his college education in 1961 at St. Petersburg Junior College (now St. Petersburg College) in Florida and developed his talents as a performer by reciting poetry at the local Beaux Arts coffeehouse. He subsequently transferred to Florida State University and then to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied film. There he met Ray Manzarek, who played the organ in the rock group that the two formed in 1965 with guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They called themselves the Doors, taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s book on mescaline, ‘The Doors of Perception’ (1954), which was itself titled after a line by William Blake”

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