congrats to jim morrison (and doors fans everywhere)

Jim MorrisonMSNBC reports:

Forty years after Jim Morrison was convicted of exposing himself at a wild Miami concert, this is the end: Florida’s Clemency Board, egged on by departing Gov. Charlie Crist, pardoned The Doors’ long-dead singer Thursday.

That arrest and conviction was the beginning of the end of Morrison’s career. If he had done it today, he’d have gotten a reality show. Love him or hate him, the Doors made great music. So congrats to Mr. Morrison’s family and Doors fans everywhere.

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  1. Yes, they were amazing musicians. Whatever you think of Morrison, I think it is indisputable that Ray Manzarek is one of the greatest keyboard players of all time. And Robby Krieger and John Densmore were also spectacular–especially together with Manzarek.

    The only thing is: Jim probably wouldn’t have wanted the pardon–at least, that’s what his widow is saying! Why? Because she insists that he always maintained that the whole thing was a fraud: he didn’t in fact expose himself! That should be getting more press!

    http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/widow-jim-morrison-pardon-meaningless-verdict-should-have-been-expunged

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