THE DOORS star Ray Manzarek is convinced future star-gazers will come to realise that 8 December is an important date every year, because it's the day Jim Morrison was born and John Lennon died.

The keyboard player - who is in Paris, France, where Morrison is buried, celebrating what would have been his late bandmate's 60th birthday - feels sure the date is somehow really special.

But the practicing Buddhist and star-gazer can't quite get his head round what 8 December means.

He says, "December 8th. You know when John Lennon's death day is? December 8th. In Japan, Buddha was enlightened on December 8th. What a day, huh? Maybe one day we'll find out what it all means."

10/12/2003 02:27