Florida to Wipe Jim Morrison's Indecent Exposure Conviction
Band members still insist he never showed anything
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 8:29 AM CST
James Morrison of The Doors in an undated file photo.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Jim Morrison was appealing his conviction for indecent exposure when he died in 1971. Nearly 40 years later, he'll finally get his wish: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will pardon Morrison today, a day after the Doors singer would have turned 67. Surviving band members still insist Morrison never actually exposed himself at the 1969 Miami concert, though he did tease the crowd.

"He was just doing a mind trip—as they would say—a mind trip on the audience and they totally fell for it," says Ray Manzarek, noting that Morrison was extremely drunk at the time—but even so, "it never actually happened. It was mass hypnosis." Crist started considering a pardon in 2007, and recently got a commitment for enough votes to approve it, the AP reports.

 

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