Wind In Her Hair

Poster by Academy Award-winner, Catherine Martin.

Poster by Academy Award-winner, Catherine Martin.

The poem title, ‘Wind In Her Hair’ originally derived from a 1971 dream that Jim Morrison had right before he left for Paris, according to friend Danny Sugerman. When Fred Chandler was working in The Doors office with Danny in 2003 adapting the screenplay to Wonderland Avenue, Danny told Fred of Jim's dream about “a girl with wind in her hair riding a horse in a nightmare.” Chandler was inspired by the Jim Morrison story and as a result, wrote a beautiful poem.

Bruce Botnick (The Doors Producer & Engineer), friend and poetry mentor of Fred's, edited the poem into song lyrics, as he did for Morrison’s poetry so many years ago when he was producing the LA Woman album for The Doors.

“Wind in her Hair” eventually served as inspiration for a song by Robert Lee Roth, a singer from Norway who sang with the band Max Uflax. Roth is a fan of Fred’s poetry, which he describes as "brilliant, a cross between Jim Morrison and Arthur Rimbaud." 

Academy Award winner Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby) employed her creative team to design the poster. 

“I’m always touched when other artists read my work and use it in their medium. This is the second time a musician has created a song from a poem I’ve written. The musicians’ work never disappoints, only surprises. I hope you agree. Just listen…” – Fred Chandler

To hear Roth’s song inspired by Fred’s poem “Wind in her Hair,” click on the audio link below.