So back in 1969 the lead singer for The Doors, Jim Morrison, was arrested for the felony of  “Lewd and lascivious behavior in public by exposing his private parts and by simulating masturbation and oral copulation”, as well as five other misdemeanors, for supposedly whipping it out and shaking it onstage during a drunken performance at a Doors concert in Miami. Now if you’ve read the book “No One Here Gets Out Alive” (like all teenager rockers should) about Morrison and the guys, you know this was a pretty big deal back then. Well, for him anyway. I’m guessing that story wouldn’t be that big of a deal if it happened nowadays.  Somehow, we’d all seemingly forgotten about it…

That is, until the governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, decided that he would do something cool before he leaves office in a couple of weeks, and pardoned Jim almost 40 years after the singer’s death, which occurred not all that long after the alleged peen shaking. I’m sure there are a ton of stories being written about it right now, but a much more fun way of enjoying the story is to read  the original story about the whole thing that was printed in Rolling Stone magazine back in ’69. Raise a glass and whip it out in living room this weekend for Jim!




December 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Drinking,, Rock News | No comment