In 1969, Harris was in his garage in Hollywood, producing a musical score, when somebody knocked.
“As I raised up the door I could see these leather pants,” he says. “Then I saw Jim Morrison (of The Doors), who lived next door with his girlfriend, Pamela (Courson). He said, ‘Hey, that’s a hot piano. What are you doing?’”
Harris explained that he was a filmmaker.
Courson commissioned Harris to shoot films for her art gallery. They all became close friends and stayed in touch even after Morrison and Courson fled to Paris to avoid prosecution for the rock star’s alleged lewd behavior during a concert in Florida.
“By that time I also had become disenchanted with L.A. The city had been one big lovefest until 1969, but suddenly everybody got really angry. Cops were busting people for no good reason. The Manson murders happened just up the hill from where I was living. The vibe had changed and it was time to go,” he says.
This is a picture of John Harris with Pamela Courson.
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When I originally posted this yesterday, I did it from my iPhone and rushing to get this done and uploaded, I forgot to source where I found the photo. I found it at https://www.facebook.com/pamelacoursonbook
I’m sorry about that. It was an honest mistake. I always source where I find things, but doing it from my iPhone and hurrying it, I forgot to post the link. I saw some of the rude comments on that facebook page that I assumed were aimed at me. There’s no need for such hysterics or rudeness. It’s only a picture. If I forgot to source something, just leave me a message under the post and I’ll read it. Thank you.