Jim Morrison pardon papers show wild night at 1969 Miami concert

James Morrison of The Doors in an undated file photo. Outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist wants to posthumously pardon Morrison of indecent exposure and profanity convictions, and the governor's last chance is coming up at a Clemency Board meeting next Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Crist leaves office in January. (AP Photo, File)
James Morrison of The Doors in an undated file photo. Outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist wants to posthumously pardon Morrison of indecent exposure and profanity convictions, and the governor's last chance is coming up at a Clemency Board meeting next Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Crist leaves office in January. (AP Photo, File)
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND PUBLISHED BY AL.COM ON DECEMBER 3, 2010.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It's a strange sheaf of documents for Florida's governor to have. The thick notebook describes how Jim Morrison discussed sex with a lamb he held on stage, ordered fans to "love your neighbor 'til it hurts" and later, at trial, defended his boozy singing to a prosecutor.

But did the lead singer of The Doors show his genitals to the crowd at the 1969 concert in Miami, a charge on which he was famously convicted? Gov. Charlie Crist wants to posthumously pardon him of indecent exposure and profanity convictions, and the governor's last chance is coming up at a Clemency Board meeting next Thursday. Crist leaves office in January.

To prepare for the meeting, Crist asked his staff to find whatever information they could about the Miami concert, and the governor received a three-ring binder with dozens of pages. The documents paint a vivid picture of a wild night.

At one point, Morrison told the Miami crowd, "I'm talkin' about love your neighbor 'til it hurts! I'm talkin' about grab your friend! I'm talkin' about some love, I'm talkin' about some love, I'm talking about some love, I'm talkin' about love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love! Grab your (expletive) friend and love him! Come on! Yeah!"

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