Morrison after being sentenced to jail.Credit...Associated Press

Back Then: 1969

Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, last week received a posthumous pardon for his 1970 convictions for profanity and indecent exposure, which followed a raucous 1969 performance in Florida.

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Jim Morrison, 25, Lead Singer With Doors Rock Group, Dies

LOS ANGELES, July, 8 (UPI) — Jim Morrison, the 25‐year‐old lead singer of “The Doors” rock group, died last Saturday, in Paris, his public relations firm said today. His death was attributed to natural causes, but details were withheld pending the return of Mr. Morrison's agent from France.

Pardon Bid for Jim Morrison Relights Old Fires

It was a classic skirmish of the 1960s culture war, pitting a nonconformist rock star and his bohemian fans against clean-cut defenders of acceptable behavior, the counterculture against the mainstream, and Jim Morrison against Anita Bryant.

Now the governor of Florida says he will seek to put an end to it by pursuing a posthumous pardon for two criminal convictions that Morrison, the frontman for the Doors, received after some very bad behavior at a 1969 concert in Miami.

Collection of Robert C. Josefsberg Jim Morrison of the Doors with his lawyer Robert C. Josefsberg.

The Lawyer Who Helped Jim Morrison Ride Out a Legal Storm

More than 40 years after Jim Morrison was convicted of indecent exposure and profanity for his behavior at a Florida rock concert the Doors’ front man is once again drawing headlines for that event, at Miami’s Dinner Key Auditorium on March 1, 1969, following remarks by Florida’s outgoing governor, Charlie Crist, that he was “willing to look into” a pardon for Morrison before his term expires in January.