During a 1969 concert in Miami, while performing with the Doors Jim Morrison had attempted to incite a riot with his audience.
Jim used many antics with his shows and the Doors had a great following, as part of his performance he would use crazy antics that got him into trouble. Miami tried to convict on Inciting a Riot, but he was convicted of Indecent Exposure.
Many of the Doors concerts were subsequently cancelled due to the bad exposure caused by allegations and charges. Authorities had to wait for Video, Audio recordings and pictures taken during the performance.
Did he or didn’t he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it.
Regardless, on Sept. 20, 1970, Morrison was arrested in connection with the incident in Coconut Grove, charged with dropping his pants before some 12,000 fans at a Doors concert. Morrison rejected a proposed plea bargain, and was ultimately sentenced to jail and to pay a fine after being found guilty of indecent exposure and open profanity.
Krieger steadfastly maintained Morrison’s innocence, saying: “They were complaining about Jim whipping it out onstage, which he didn’t do: 500 photos were entered as evidence at the trial and not one showed anything of the sort. … I think it was all very politically motivated. People were running for office, so we were a good target.”