Schlong of the South: Did Jim Morrison really give his fans an ...

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Schlong of the South: Did Jim Morrison really give his fans an eyeful?

Five decades after one of the most iconic nights in rock history, we separate fact from indecently exposed fiction

Ian Winwood

On March 1 1969 in Miami, Florida, Jim Morrison could be seen performing any number of acts that sensible citizens of a Southern-state city would have found distasteful.

Onstage, while clutching a live lamb to his breast, the Doors frontman announced: “I’d fuck her, but she’s too young.” He also called the audience of 10,000 “a bunch of fucking idiots”. Then, during the song Love Me Two Times, he performed mock-fellatio on guitarist Robby Krieger's Gibson SG.

But did Morrison really then expose himself indecently, the offence of which he was accused in the next morning’s Miami Herald, and for which he was convicted the following year?..

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