Jim gets sued by The Doors: when he is dead Jul 30, 2011 9:29:34 GMT
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jul 30, 2011 9:29:34 GMT
May 4 1974
This Week’s Legal Action
3 Doors Sue Morrison Widow
Los Angeles – The three surviving Doors, through their publishing, production and performance companies, have sued the widow of their late singer, Jim Morrison, for over $250,000 allegedly advanced to Morrison as recoupable corporate loans before his death.
According to the suit filed in Superior Court here, Pamela Courson Morrison, as executrix of the estate, has refused to let the Doors corporations deduct Morrison’s advances from incoming royalties.
PAMELA MORRISON: A FINAL CURTAIN ON HER AFFAIR WITH LIFE
By: Judith Simms
Rolling Stone Magazine
June 6 1974
Abe Somer, encrusted attorney for Manzarek and the other Doors said, “Certain things have to be done with judicial approval. The documents speak for themselves.” He would not elaborate on the lawsuit. Somer said he was sure the Doors knew about it; “If they don’t their business manager certainly does.”
Abe was 'sure' The Doors knew about this and if they din't then their business manger certainly did?
This is an hilarious statement as once again someone tries to protect these maggots from the truth getting out. Of course they KNEW about it as their signatures were on the documents that instigated the whole thing in August 1971.
This idea that they signed documents but were not really sure what they were signing is laughable. Manzarek lies about this to Rolling Stone in 1974 when he said and I quote....
“I don’t know anything about that. What a fucking bummer! It’s just lawyers getting their stinking excrement-encrusted fingers into it. It’s the tackiest thing I ever heard of.”
And he lied about his ignorance regarding the document that handcuffed Jim from using The Doors name in the March 1971 amendment to The Doors contract during the Densmore trial of 2003/05.
This guy lies his ass off to cover his misdeeds.
The man is a fucking liar and this episode shows just how damaging what they had done was to them so they did everything they could to blame someone else.
Over the last 40 years this has been quietly forgotten by The Doors who NEVER mention this when they are prattling on about how they were such good friends of Morrison.
But it's 40 year anniversary is coming up in August and we here will certainly 'celebrate' this anniversary over the next few weeks.
Manzarek and Densmore are particularly hypocritical as they did not write any songs during 1965 to July 1971 that made it to a Doors recording.
So they benefited greatest by getting 25% of LMF after Jim proposed they share all royalties. Thus giving up 75% I repeat 75% of his very lucrative songwriter royalty.
Robby too would have earned a packet from LMF but went along with the idea and to his credit saw the sense in what Jim proposed as it prevented arguments as to who did what in the music of each song.
So considering what Morrison GAVE these three surely a good case could have been made to write off any debt he had to The Doors in lieu of the millions they had earned between them from Morrison penned songs by the time of his death.
But it seems that the bands first meaningful act after Morrison died was to instigate litigation and recover the debt they felt Jim owed them whilst forgetting the considerable debt they themselves owed HIM!
Tells you quite a lot about these people doesn't it.
Actions speak a lot louder than words and this was an action that has returned to haunt these three people and we will do our level best to remind them of it 40 years on.