Pam Courson & Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson
1965 - 1971
Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson  

Pam Courson and Jim Morrison were in a relationship for 6 years before Jim Morrison died aged 27.


American Other Pam Courson passed away on 25th Apr 1974 Los Angeles, California aged 27. Born Pamela Susan Courson on 22nd December, 1946 (Capricorn) in Weed, California, USA and educated at Capistrano Union High School, California, Pam Courson is most remembered for Jim Morrison's common-law wife. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

American Vocalist Jim Morrison was born James Douglas Morrison on 8th December, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, USA and passed away on 3rd Jul 1971 Paris, France aged 27. He is most remembered for The Doors. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1965 - 1971 6 years
Total 1965 - 1971 6 years

According to one of the biographies it is found that the two of them came in contact with each other in the year 1965 at the nightclub of Gazzari that is located on the Sunset Strip. Pamela Courson was studying arts at Los Angeles City College, when they met. Cosmic mate was the term which Morrison used for her and dedicated his poetry books and songs like Love Street to her. Both of them were not very loyal to each other and the relation cannot be regarded as very genuine one. Morrison was unfaithful enough to enter into a marriage with Patricia Kennealy that took place at the Wiccan in the year 1970 without any legal formalities. Pamela Courson was not involved in any concrete work or a job rather she unsuccessfully ran a fashion boutique namely Themis for a short span, which was also given by Morrison. As per her death certificate records it is seen that Pamela Courson is listed as having been involved in work concerning womens apparel. James Douglas Morrison met the end of his life on the 3rd July, 1971 in the bathtub of the apartment he was living in with Courson in Paris. He was said to have died of heart failure though he was just twenty-seven and was well built. Because of the blood stained water autopsy could not be done hence there are some doubts as to the reason behind his death. He described himself as an unmarried person in his will. His wealth was given over to Pamela Courson who after getting hold of her royalties never met any of the Doors. She had no passion for his money or inheritance. Pamela Courson was very distressed at his death and resorted to heroin and also started developing mental problems. She died on 25th April 1974, as a result of taking an excess amount of heroin in the apartment at Los Angeles, which she used along with two of her male friends.

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Relationship Timeline

1971 - Breakup

1965 - Hookup

Pamela Courson and Jim Morrison celebrated their common law marriage on September 30, 1967 with his band member Ray Manzarek and his wife Dorothy. Jim Morrison named Pamela Courson as his sole heir and left her his entire estate. She was buried as Pamela Susan Morrison.

Couple Comparison

Pam Courson
Jim Morrison
Pam Courson
Jim Morrison
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 4" (163 cm)
5' 11" (180 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


Posted commentsView all comments (9)

gothickgyrlFeb 13, 2013

Em pamela was 5'4 and in some accounts even smaller

RodneyDec 30, 2011

Three name bands think they saw jim or jims ghost,he even married someone in a rock cave called living rock in glastonbury,we wonder who she was and why she is silent.

kasiDec 16, 2009

Jim and Pam where cosmic soul mates.Patricia tried to tear that bond but was unsucessful.Jim and Pam are together for eternity in the after life.

theresa_470theresa_470Oct 5, 2008

they`ve been and still are the best couple ever... no wonder pam died two years after jim, she wasn`t able to live without him... I wouldn`t have been either... =)

jmorrisonbjoneslovejmorrisonbjonesloveAug 18, 2008

they are like the most amazing couple ever!(:

hippy68hippy68Apr 20, 2008

Pamela and Jim got merried within a year of Patricia and Jim`s split!!!

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