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THE LIZARD KING WAS HERE by Mark Opsasnick

THE LIZARD KING WAS HERE

by Mark Opsasnick

152 pages
THE LIZARD KING WAS HERE is an in-depth study of the high school years of Jim Morrison, the late lyricist-vocalist of the rock and roll band “The Doors” who died at the age of 27 in 1971.

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About the Book
THE LIZARD KING WAS HERE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JIM MORRISON IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – REVISED EDITION is an in-depth study of a greatly overlooked period in the mercurial life of Jim Morrison, the late poet and lyricist-vocalist of the rock and roll band “The Doors” who died at the age of 27 in 1971. Examining Morrison’s life from January 1959 to August 1961 – the years he resided in Alexandria, Virginia and attended George Washington High School – author Mark Opsasnick uncovers the rock legend’s local experiences that influenced his later poetry, lyrics, and work as a performing artist with the Doors. This revised edition of THE LIZARD KING WAS HERE is essential reading for any Jim Morrison fan.

 

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About the Author
Mark Opsasnick was born in Washington, D.C. and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in 1984. To date he has authored eight books and innumerable articles on popular culture, rock and roll music, and unexplained phenomena. He resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland and gives talks and presentations on local music history, in addition to emceeing, hosting and promoting live music shows throughout the Delmarva region.

 

 

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