Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Florida: Pardon for the Lizard King?

The Fine Print suggests there is a possibility that Florida governor Charlie Crist (R) is considering a posthumous pardon for Doors front man / "singer" / and former Florida State University student Jim Morrison - a.k.a. "The Lizard King."

In 1969, Morrison was convicted of "indecent exposure" during a Coconut Grove concern. He was sentenced to a term of six months in jail but died in July of 1971, in Paris, while his case was still being considered on appeal.

If he were to be pardoned, he would join an interesting list of musical types who have enjoyed the sweet tast of clemency: Keith Richards, Hampton Hawes, Merle Haggard, John Forte, Dick Contino, Peter Yarrow, etc.

See story here.


Anonymous said...

Here's a link of interest about the Morrison Pardon:

Anonymous said...

Here's a link I found with some general information about the pardon for Morrison, which has been ongoing since 1996.

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