No One Here Gets Out Alive

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No One Here Gets Out Alive was the first biography of Jim Morrison, lead singer and lyricist of the L.A. rock band The Doors, written after his death by journalist Jerry Hopkins, with later "insider" information added by Danny Sugerman. The book is largely credited with revitalizing the popularity of the Doors and Morrison.[citation needed] Hopkins had done an extensive interview with Morrison before his death, but his first manuscript was rejected by major publishers. Sugerman began working as an assistant in the Doors office at the age of thirteen, and became their manager after Morrison died (replacing Bill Siddons).

A companion video was made featuring interviews with The Doors members, Hopkins, Sugerman, and Paul Rothchild among others. It includes some rare footage, and was the first video released by the band. It helped rekindle interest in the Doors by allowing fans that were too young, or unable to remember, to see The Doors in action.

Taking its title from the Doors song "Five to One", the book is divided into three sections: The Bow is Drawn, The Arrow Flies and The Arrow Falls, for the early years of his life, his rise to fame with the Doors and his final years and death, respectively.

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