Forty years ago today (July 3), the music world lost its Lizard King, as Doors singer Jim Morrison passed away at the tender age of 27 in 1971. A true rock legend, Morrison redefined the role of frontman and defied the rules of music. He was a rebel, a poet and a visionary. While his life on earth was brief, his music lives on forever. In lieu of going into a long history about Morrison, we rather celebrate his musical legacy by looking back at some of his highlights with the Doors. Take a look at five video clips of Jim Morrison and the Doors performing their classic tunes:

  • 1

    'Touch Me'

  • 2

    'People Are Strange'

  • 3

    'Light My Fire'

  • 4

    'Break on Through'

  • 5

    'The End'