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Jim Morrison Pardoned In Florida

It’s been 40 years since Jim exposed Jimmy at a concert in Miami.  Florida’s Clemency board has finally wiped that slate clean!

The Doors
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For 40 years there has been controversy involving the whole deed…

Some people who were at the Miami show March 1, 1969, insist even today that he exposed himself, though others in the audience and Morrison’s bandmates contend he was just teasing the crowd and only pretended to do the deed. Crist, tuned in to the controversy by a Doors fan, said there was enough doubt about what happened at the Dinner Key Auditorium to justify a pardon.

Morrison ended up receiving quite the sentence for the incident, which even hurt the band…

Morrison had received a six-month jail sentence — never served — and a $500 fine for the 1970 convictions, which carried consequences for the band. Ray Manzarek, The Doors’ keyboard player, said Miami was supposed to be the start of a 20-city tour, but every venue canceled after Morrison’s arrest.

It’s an interesting story all around, so check it out and be sure to take a look at his mugshot on msnbc.com!

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