Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.
Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967
A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.
Marianne Faithfull was in Paris on the night Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose.
Jim Morrison surrendered to the FBI on charges relating to the Doors' infamous Miami concert on April 4, 1969.
One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script.
For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl -- something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.