45 years ago, Doors left mark on Danbury

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is leading efforts in the Sunshine State to pardon the late Doors singer Jim Morrison of indecency charges. Morrison was arrested in Miami for indecent exposure at a 1969 concert, but Governor Crist insists itís time for lawmakers to forgive and forget. In Connecticut Morrison was arrested in December for exposing himself during at concert at the New Haven Arena. Is a pardon also in the works for Morrison in Connecticut? Is not so easy, officials say.

DANBURY -- As Doors concerts go, the night they played the auditorium at Danbury High School was memorable mostly for its utter lack of lasciviousness.

On Oct. 11, 1967, the band and the madman at its helm rocked out before a gangly crowd of students and locals who drove, hitchhiked and rode buses to the gig from near and far.

To many in the audience, the performance was their first taste of the profoundly subversive brand of rock 'n' roll that gave voice to the Woodstock generation.

Russell Volkers was not one of them.

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