Distinguished Gentleman: Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison is one of the most influential frontmen in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. He sang for The Doors, which released some of the most popular rock songs ever, including “People Are Strange,” “Light My Fire” and “The End.” Aside from his music, Morrison is also known for the magnificent full beard he had at various points in his career.

A Beard to Match a Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle

Jim Morrison had many looks throughout his career. Toward the beginning, he generally had a clean shaven appearance. However, later on through the years, he started to grow a full, wild beard. This gave him an almost Dionysian aesthetic that had him looking like a shaman hiding out in the desert.

Before making it big with The Doors, Morrison lived in Venice Beach, California where he wrote many of the band’s earlier songs. First, Morrison met Ray Manzarek, who played keyboard bass for the group. Through auditions, the two of them met the final two members of the band: John Densmore and Robby Krieger. In 1967, The Doors hit it big after they signed with Elektra Records. With the hit single “Light My Fire” lighting up the charts and a now infamous appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the band skyrocketed to success. They truly changed the landscape of rock.

How to Get a Beard That Matches Your Own Rock Sensibilities 

Whether you play in a band yourself or just enjoy attending rock concerts whenever you can, there are plenty of opportunities when you can put a big bushy beard like Morrison’s on full display. While you may not need to focus too much on trimming, you still need to take care of it by moisturizing your beard with beard oil from Lovely Beards. Beard balm is also available in case you need to shape your facial hair.

Before you know it, your beard may even begin to rival Morrison’s. Get the products you need by contacting us through this online form.


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