Pamela Courson

Ginger of the Month & Jim Morrison/John Lennon

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!!!

Today would have been the 67th Birthday of the late, great American rockstar
and poet, frontman of The Doors, Jim Morrison.
He was found dead on July 3rd, 1971 by his long time lover, companion, confidante, and muse, Pamela Courson with whom he spent the last days of his life.

They had a rocky on/off relationship but always ended up coming back to one another. In retaliation to Jim’s frequent infidelities (including a Wiccan marriage), Pamela had several affairs; even so, she is the ultimate Rock and Roll, Ride or Die Woman.

Like Morrison, Pamela has a December birthday (December 22, 1946)
Which is why she is December’s Ginger of the month.

She was the inspiration for many of The Doors songs including:
L.A. Woman
Love Street
Queen of the Highway
Wild Child
We Could Be So Good Together
Orange County Suite
Indian Summer
Blue Sunday
… and more.

In addition to being Jim’s inspiration, it is said that the song Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young is also about Pamela. Neil has never confirmed or denied this.

Pamela died on April 25, 1974 at age 27
(the same age as Jim Morrison and other famous rock stars: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and a slue of others… it’s always been intriguing to me.)

December 8th may be the birthday of one of my all-time favorite musicians, but it is also the day another all-time fav of mine died, John Lennon. I wish I could express just how much I love John Lennon and The Beatles, but I can’t. I take comfort, however, in the fact that so many people feel that same love as I do, and there is no need to explain.

John Lennon was, and remains, one of the greats, theres no doubt about it. His songs bring tears to my eyes and a smile to my face each and every time; no matter what I’m feeling, I’m feeling something with every note. December 8th is a day that will “live in infamy” in rock and roll history.

As much as I celebrate the birth and life of Jim Morrison on this day, I also celebrate the life while mourning the death of John Lennon, (and I know I am in good company in doing so). In memorium of John Lennon: Oct 9, 1940-Dec 8, 1980.