He then thought he'd become a poet. A friend of his from UCLA read some of his poems and said that a lot of what he wrote would make for fantastic songs so he asked him if he could sing and he said he wasn’t sure. When he sang for his friend, the friend loved his voice and said he wanted to quit school and form a band with him. Could you imagine how impressed he had to have been to give up everything and put a band together?
When they first started performing at clubs he was too shy to face the audience but when his band members finally got him to turn around, the girls went wild because he looked like a model. He quickly turned into a performer. He jumped backwards off the stage into the crowd while they held him up and passed him around. He used a rope sometimes to swing across the stage; he was way ahead of his time.
They put together some number one hits and were the "it" band making it to shows like Ed Sullivan. Unfortunately, he used drugs and alcohol to deal with his anxiety and fears. His wife asked him to quit performing and become a poet but he never did.
Then at the age of 27 he died from an overdose in Paris. His name was Jim Morrison, with "The Doors," and he's one of many phenomenal artists who passed away at this same age (i.e. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Amy Whitehouse, etc.). So much artistry left unheard and unread and almost every time it's been alcohol and drugs that took them away. Sad.