Bodyguard: 'Pamela Made Morrison Mad'

JIM MORRISON's longtime bodyguard TONY FUNCHES has poured scorn on the belief that the rock legend's girlfriend PAMELA COURSON was the love of his life - she was a pain. THE DOORS legend died in Paris, France, with Courson at his side after spending years dating her, but Funches insists Morrison's girlfriend wasn't the dreamy muse many of his fans think she was - she drove him mad. The minder explains, "Jim was just a regular guy trying to be a decent person and suffering from his own genius at what the world and government had and would become. "Normally he was quiet and calm... but we all dreaded Pamela attempting to show up. (She was like) fingernails on the blackboard. When she was around, Jim was not a person to be liked. She drove the guy up the wall and consequently the rest of us as well."


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I know this is an old article, but I just had to answer on some of these comments. MorrisonForever I agree with you. People who think that Jim and Pam were some kind of 60's Romeo and Juliet should really get their facts straight. It was verbally, emotionally and sometimes even physically abusive relationship. They both pretty much feed off each other's weaknesses. Drugs, alcohol and reckless lifestyle just added to their downfall. One could argue that Jim and Pam wouldn't have stayed together had they both lived. Tony has no reason to lie, from his interview you can see that he is an honest man and has many great stories to tell about his time with Jim. It was really nice to read about this other side of Jim that represents him as a generally good guy, instead of as drunken bastard seen in the Oliver Stone film. i.am.qt I think that you are not aware of the fact that there was no paparazzi culture present in the 60's. Besides, Jim was really careful about his private life and there is no way that he would ever allow it being exposed or exploited for the sake of publicity or money. simplyme to say such thing about Tony is just nasty. What you are saying is know as ad hominem argument, my dear. That is, instead of paying attention to what Tony actually said you are attacking him for the things you can't even prove. That's just mean.

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Well if all that was true about Pam, than why didn't they ever bring it up on t.v. or anything like that. I mean i'm not also saying that Tony could be lying, but on one will besides him, b/c frankly i haven't heard or read not one single negative thing about Pam (other than the drug usage). It seems to me and other people that if Pam was such an annoying person like that she would of made headlines. Any famous couple having problems are on headlines. So where are the stories about her being the bitchy wife?
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I've talked to Tony and personally, I believe him. He is a guy to be believed. Why should he lie? What does he gain by lying? It's absurd to think he is or would. He was with Jim and he was a guy on the inside - priviledged to Jim's private thoughts and feelings. After reading all I could about them, I too think Jim was getting tired of Pam. He even told other people how he felt about her and I agree, all those people out there that feel she was his one and only, get over it. He left all his money to her because he never had a reason or time to change his will. Pam was there through thick and thin but Jim was NEVER faithful to her. He paid her back the only way he could, he left her everything. One of his other friends even said that going to Paris was Jim's way of paying Pam back for all the crap she had to put up with from him - he was fulfilling a promise to her. Who knows what he might have done if he'd had lived and come back from Paris.
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Funny that Tony Funches would knock this women. HE does not have a very high regard for women at all. He is on the internet playing women and lieing to them. So what does that tell you?
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