Combined Collector’s Edition
Two Books in One!
I Remember Jim Morrison Too
The second volume of Graham‘s chronicles follows him to USA in the 1960s, where he is accepted as the son in law of Anne’s father, George Stephen Morrison, the Navy Admiral who started the Vietnam War, also meeting her mother, the strong-willed Clara Morrison, and her two brothers, Andy and Jim. Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, had recently become one of the most popular rock stars of the era and cut all ties with his parents, reinventing himself as an arbitrary species. This book is as intimate a portrait of Jim Morrison’s character and the forces which shaped his life and death as the reader is ever likely to encounter, independent of the mythic distance afforded late Jim. Where other biographers are moved to turn Jim’s story into a train wreck and charge admission, Alan Graham’s inspiration is to commemorate the emotional effect of their time together. “More than forty books have been published about him, and each one reveals nothing more than the last. The reason for this is because no one in the Morrison clan has ever revealed the true details (nor will they ever) about Jim’s life inside the family. My personal account of these events provides rare glimpses and intimate insights into the other side of Jim Morrison and the people who loved him.” Recent updates include a revised beginning detailing Graham’s time spentin the employ of Sylvester Stallone as a bodyguard/tutor for his son, Sage Moonblood Stallone (1976-2012), at the time a rambunctious, attention-hungry child, who grew up to be a filmmaker, and died far too young.
Before the Beatles Were Famous by A.R. Graham
Al Graham came up as a young hunter gatherer in the bitter end of post WWII Liverpool, forced into that position by necessity, hijacking unwatched food trucks with the help of his brother Frankie and other street pugs for the daily rations to survive, dodging “scuffers” and ready to head butt whoever opposed him. When John, Paul and George were in the Quarry Men, Al and his mates were in the same crowd of rock’n’roll teens. A few years later, when they changed their name to the Beatles and took the Cavern Club on Matthew Street by storm, Al was working at a tailors’ round the corner. Before The Beatles Were Famous is a record of one lad’s hardscrabble upbringing in Northern England and his eventual relocation to London Town, where he encounters LSD, Tiger Pie, Bimbo, the Aetherius Society, of which he takes a less than shining view, and the love of his life, Anne Morrison, who brings him to America.