Flashback: The Doors' Jim Morrison stage antics, arrest, trial

Jim Morrison of The Doors in American Masters: When You’re Strange
Jim Morrison of The Doors in American Masters: When You’re Strange

The year: 1969. The place: Coconut Grove's old Dinner Key Auditorium. The headliner: the legendary rock band The Doors and their outlandish lead singer Jim Morrison. By all accounts, the performance 37 years ago today was forgettable—a lousy concert, some called it. Except for Morrison's stage antics.

The long-haired and bearded Morrison, then 25, exposed himself, briefly rolling down his beltless leather pants and simulating masturbation before a raucous crowd of fans - or so the authorities alleged.

Morrison followers, along with fans at the infamous Miami concert, say the rock star did nothing illegal.

"Nowadays, we would call it a wardrobe malfunction, " said Donald Bierman, 65, one of Morrison's two Miami attorneys, who assisted the singer's Beverly Hills lawyer, Max Fink.

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