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Florida Finally Gets Over Morrison’s Jimmy

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Posted on Dec 9, 2010
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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has pardoned the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison on a conviction of showing his penis to a Miami concert audience in 1969. Morrison’s bandmates have long claimed that the singer may have been belligerent, drunk and obnoxious that night but kept his instrument in his pants.  —PZS

BBC:

On the night of the March 1969 show in Miami, Morrison was so drunk that his band mates questioned whether he would be able to perform.

The singer was abusive to the audience, and he stopped in the middle of the show to issue a profanity-laced, anti-authority rant, then tossed a police officer’s cap into the crowd. At one point, a live lamb was brought on stage.

Morrison then fiddled with his belt as if to expose himself, at which point recollections diverge.

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By COinMS, December 10, 2010 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment

I’m pretty sure Jim wouldn’t care if he were pardoned or not. Probably would
prefer to not be pardoned by the ‘MAN’.
He was a bit obnoxious but he was also somewhat talented. His father was quite
high up in the Navy, I seem to remember. Don’t think he was too happy with his
son.

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By mrfreeze, December 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm Link to this comment

Ah Florida:

Land of cockroaches, bad drinking water, endless strip-malls and Hooters, used-car dealerships and haven of credit criminals and those avoiding their child support. It’s a red-neck dump…...so, this “decision” is hardly a surprise.

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By SarcastiCanuck, December 10, 2010 at 9:59 am Link to this comment
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Earth shattering news.I’m sure Jim will sleep better now.Are all politicians insane these days?How about pardoning Pee Wee Herman for wanking in the theatre.Oh the horror,the horror….

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By surfnow, December 10, 2010 at 8:41 am Link to this comment

Too bad stealing a preidential election is not as big a deal as public drunkenness seems to be in Florida.

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By markulyseas, December 10, 2010 at 4:18 am Link to this comment

What is this…a joke? The Governor has done this in the last month of office, why did he not do this on the first day in office? All a publicity stunt. Jim doesn’t need your pardon…history has already absolved him.

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