TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Doors’ Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon Thursday for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida that resulted when the late singer pulled what a bandmate called “a mind trip on the audience, and they totally fell for it.”
Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday got a commitment for the second of two votes needed from other members of the state’s Board of Executive Clemency to approve the pardon. (more…)
I guess it’s kind of cool to do this, but why now? His mother and father are dead. He died in 1971. Well, happy 67th Mr. Mojo. Also, for a good listen of the reconfigured Doors, as in the latter portion of their career, when they shifted from art-rock pop songs to white boy- chugging blues and R&B, check out the new Live In Vancouver release. It features Albert King on a few tracks, giving the band a two guitar approach that was only seen on the L.A. Woman album.
Well folks, Charlie Crist may be pardoning Jim Morrison after all. I know it would’ve made this man happy.
The charismatic but unpredictable lead singer of American rock band The Doors could be about to receive a posthumous pardon almost 40 years after being convicted of exposing himself on stage.
Jim Morrison had been performing with the band at a typically raucous concert at Miami’s Key Auditorium on March 1, 1969 when the incident took place. Reportedly drunk and slurring obscenities at the crowd, he was accused of unzipping his pants and simulating a sex act, a charge he denied.
Despite being acquitted of lascivious behavior and drunkenness, Morrison was convicted of indecent exposure and open profanity and sentenced to six months in jail. He was still appealing the verdict in 1971 when he died in Paris at the age of 27. (Continue reading…)
I’ve posted this on here before, but thought about this video this morning. After the band plays “It’s Too Late”, stick around for some interplay between Cash, Carl Perkins, Clapton and the rest of the ‘noes.
1968: We hadn’t landed on the moon, Kennedy and MLK were assassinated, the Beatles were together and Buffalo Springfield were still performing. The latter haven’t performed as a group since, but will for Neil Young’s annual concert for disabled children at Shoreline Ampitheatre.
The lineup for this year’s Bridge School Benefit has finally been confirmed and Hall of Fame rockers Buffalo Springfield are on top of the bill for the pair of concerts which take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on October 23rd and 24th. Buffalo Springfield’s classic lineup consists of Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin, & Bruce Palmer. Sadly, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer have passed away. No word yet on who will join Stills and Young on stage for the band’s first performance since 1968. (more…)
Bonnie Bramlett wrote the song, “Groupie (Superstar)” about a brief dalliance she had with Eric Clapton in ’67-’68. Several performers have recorded the song through the years, the most popular version being The Carpenter’s take on the song. They released it in ’71 and it became a big hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here’s the Carpenter’s version:
And for good measure, here’s the Farley/Spade version from Tommy Boy, one of my wife and father’s favorite movies.
Performing the Spencer Davis Group’s classic. From 1968.
I know it’s a long shot for Phish to play Chicago’s first album at 8, but this would be killer. Released in April of ’69 and similar to Blood, Sweat and Tears, only possessing a harder/heavier edge this was a combo of experimental jazz, brass and rock and roll. I’ve loved this one for years; “Poem 58”, “Questions 67 & 68”, “I’m A Man” (better than Spencer Davis’ version!), “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, all great songs. This album has an almost progressive/metal sound, courtesy of Terry Kath (guitar), Robert Lamm (keyboards) and Peter Cetera (bass). Actually, the band has intended to be called Chicago Transit Authority, when legal action was threatened and the band shortened its moniker to Chicago.
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?:
I’m A Man: