This day in New Orleans: Jim Morrison's last show with The Doors, in 1970

In this Oct. 31, 1970 photo, Jim Morrison, left, appears with his attorney in the courtroom after Morrison was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 on conviction of profanity in public and indecent exposure at a 1969 show in Miami. Morrison was allowed out on $50,000 bond. A month and a half later, he performed his last show with The Doors, in New Orleans.(Times-Picayune file photo)
In this Oct. 31, 1970 photo, Jim Morrison, left, appears with his attorney in the courtroom after Morrison was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 on conviction of profanity in public and indecent exposure at a 1969 show in Miami. Morrison was allowed out on $50,000 bond. A month and a half later, he performed his last show with The Doors, in New Orleans.(Times-Picayune file photo)
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY MELINDA MORRIS AND PUBLISHED BY NOLA.COM ON DECEMBER 12, 2017.

Did anyone know The Doors' last show with Jim Morrison would be Dec. 12, 1970 at The Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans? Maybe not, but it wouldn't have been a stretch to guess it would be.

The previous year, 1969, Morrison was arrested after exposing himself onstage in Miami. The one-time sex symbol had become bloated and increasingly erratic in the Doors' concerts.

Molly Chancey wrote in The States-Item on Dec. 12, 1970 that it was the first show The Doors had ever played in New Orleans.

She quoted Morrison as saying the band's "demonic sound" was an expression of a man's "dark side."

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