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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