Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home

May 5, 2015 5:14 PM by News Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico.

KOAT-TV reports that a group of fans want his northeast Albuquerque home designated a historical site.

Historian and fan Anthony Gomez says because Morrison spent important years in New Mexico's biggest city, his childhood home should be protected as a remembrance.

The 1960s singer of hits such as "Light My Fire" and "Riders on the Storm" lived in Albuquerque from age 12 to 14 while his father worked at Kirtland Air Force Base. The young Morrison attended Monroe and Wilson middle schools.

His family later moved to Alexandria, Virginia.

The Melbourne, Florida-born Morrison died in July 1971 at the age of 27 in a Paris bathtub.

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