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Jim Morrison : Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre

Think you know how Jim Morrison died?

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From Axl Rose to Sharon Osbourne, legendary rock journalist Mick Wall knows them all. A world-class raconteur, Mick joins Garry tonight for an evening of absolute rock nirvana.

Mick’s story is a real-life Almost Famous with balls on. And goats. And many, many other substances. What a long, strange journey it’s been! Stopping-off points include The Police, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, and many more.

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Garry’s guest, legendary rock journalist Mick Wall

Currently, Mick has just concluded an investigation into the death of Jim Morrison, lead vocalist of the Doors. Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of The Doors carefully blows apart all the myths that have accumulated around one of the most popular and influential singer-songwriters in rock history. You will be riveted.

Mick’s Kindle-only biography of Pink Floyd, The Endless Journey: 50 Years Of Pink Floyd has also just been published – timed to coincide with The Endless River, the first all-new Pink Floyd album for 20 years.

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