Jim Morrison is off the hook in Miami, Florida

Eric von Hofen at Jim Morrison's Grave in Paris , France
December 9, 2010- Today in Tallahassee, Florida- Jim Morrison was let off the hook for an indecent exposure conviction. The alleged exposure happened during a concert at a Miami auditorium in 1969. Jim, a native of Florida, was granted a pardon by Florida’s out going Gov. Charlie Crist. Clemency board member, Alex Sink, also the state’s CFO, said ” the decision to grant a pardon was recognition of Morrison’s artistic legacy and the his accomplishments had endured since his death.” I think they did it because they all did not get re elected and will be leaving office at the end of the year. I think I would have done the same. Jim is a walk in the park compared to what other rock stars did in the 80’s and 90’s. Someone should have just kept him alive and in the studio.

I think it is funny that tickets for the 1969 event were $6 in advance and $7 at the door. I just went to Roger Waters “The Wall” last month and my ticket was $175. The band thought they were going to perform for 6,000 people for a fee of $25,000. 10,600 people showed up and packed the concert hall. The show was not one of The Doors best performances. Jim was not singing well and he yelled obscene insults to the crowd. He stopped in the middle of songs making the crowd upset. Some how during all of this Morrison asked the crowd if they wanted to see his man hood. Police today say he should have been locked up that night but was not. Four days later Miami Police arrested Morrison and the rest was history. The judge sentenced him to six months of hard labor and Jim never served a day. He died at the age of 27 from a heart attack on July 3, 1971 in Paris and never had a chance to appeal his case. That’s why Gov. Christ is letting him off the hook.

I have been over to see Jim Morrison’s grave a few times in Paris and I can’t believe the amount of people that visit him every year. Each time I see people from around the world and from ages of 14 to 80. Many of them singing his songs and even crying. His work touched so many peoples lives and it was a shame he died so young. I can’t find any proof if Jim ever spent any time on the golf course. I would love to hear from you have any information of him ever being on the links. Check out my video of his grave site.

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