Jim Morrison's Ghost Said to Haunt Restaurant Bathroom
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:57 AM
Chris Epting, AOL
July 3 marks 39 years since Jim Morrison, the deep-voiced front man for the band The Doors, was found dead in an apartment bathtub in Paris, France. But that doesn't mean "The Lizard King" isn't still making the rounds in one of his former West Hollywood haunts.
As devout fans gather at his Parisian grave this weekend, looking for signs of the brooding singer and poet's spirit, they might be better served if they visited a Mexican restaurant at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd.
"You feel it here almost every day, throughout the entire place, but especially near this spot," says Christina Arena, general manager of Mexico, a colorfully festive restaurant that's been open about a year.
And just what spot does Arena refer to?
The unisex restroom.
You see, the building Mexico occupies was formerly "The Doors Workshop," an office space/crash pad/recording studio used by the band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. And the restroom? It was the actual vocal booth where Jim Morrison recorded the classic "L.A. Woman" in 1970.
Today, a framed plaque featuring the album cover, gold record and hand-scrawled lyrics hangs outside the famous john. Fans come from all over the world to pay homage to Morrison at this sacred site, and they may get more than they bargained for.
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