Jim Morrison To Be Pardoned When “When the Music’s Over”

November 9th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
460-jim-morrison_1000418cNov 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Florida Governor Charlie Crist seems to be setting a lot of hopes, if not for himself, then at least for the fans of “Doors”. Before he steps down from his post within just about eight weeks, Charlie Crist’s may be issuing a pardon to Jim Morrison, the lead singer of “Doors”, who died in July 1971 at the age of 27.

Jim Morrison was accused of dishonoring public morals, by exposing his penis in a 1969 concert in Coconut Grove, in South Miami. He was under a heavy dosage of alcohol at that time. The singer had to become the rider of that storm is true sense as no amount of appeal could save him from the scandal and the undesired punishments. He was forced to pay bail to remain out of jail. The fear of imprisonment and further infamy, he left for Paris. The singer’s death in Paris at the age of 27, was not something that was anticipated and came up quite as a shock to his huge fan following. He was at the peak of his career when this unfortunate incident took place. Some say that he was overdosed with drugs in a night club toilet in Paris, while others say that he had a drug-induced heart attack in a bathtub at home. However, although the case was closed after his death, he was never pardoned legally.

Charlie Crist wants to give Jim Morrison a posthumous pardon for charges of vulgar activities, which was laid on him about 41 years back. The request can only be submitted by the Florida Governor, to a four member committee which would include state’s chief financial officer, attorney general and agriculture commissioner, apart from the governor. It would require the approval of the majority to pardon the late singer.

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