It was 1969.
The place Miami, Florida. The Doors were about to light a fire.
War was raging in Vietnam. Young Americans were fodder for the
war machine. Counter-culture had hit a wall after Chicago in '68.
Who would have thought a pop singer would explode and throw away
his career over an issue he could have ignored? But there was
something about Morrison's Five To One that always ignited him.
You all know the story. He was busted after the show on obscenity
charges, found guilty and sentenced to six months in jail and
a $500 fine for "indecent exposure and profanity". The judge told
the singer his acts amounted to "utter contempt for our institutions
and heritage." Morrison appealed against the sentence and was
granted bail. While awaiting the appeal, he left for Paris, where
he died in July, 1971.
The Doors broke up was because they found it hard to continue
after the court case. Promoters wouldn't book them, afraid of
more trouble with Morrison's behavior. Incredible when you consider
the number of US Roman Catholic priests who molested children
and got away for decades. What were they protecting the public
1, 1969 show was recorded from the audience. We offer you a riveting
performance of Five To One. This is the same tape that was brought
before a Miami court as evidence of Morrison's outrageous behaviour,
vulgar language and indecency. The above pictures of Morrison
with sheep were shot at the concert. It was the only time he ever
performed with sheep.
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