WARRANTS ISSUED IN “DOORS” CONCERT Miami News – Miami, Florida March 6 1969 Final Edition
The Miami Police Department today issued warrants for the arrest of Jim Morrison, top banana of a rock music group called The Doors, for an obscene performance before 10,000 teenagers in Dinner Key Auditorium Saturday night.
Acting Chief Paul Denham said the warrants charged indecent exposure and disorderly conduct by profanity. The self-styled “King Of Orgasmic Rock” reportedly simulated masturbation and unzipped his pants during the blue language performance.
The state attorney’s office also was reported preparing charges against Morrison including lewd and lascivious conduct, public intoxication and indecent exposure.
There was also consideration of charging Morrison with inciting a riot, Denham said the show ended with an onstage melee.
An assistant state attorney took evidence from an office boy in his own office who attended the show. He also questioned a Miami Police man and Police woman who were there.
The Miami police warrants were issued after departmental investigation. Some of the 30 off duty officers present were questioned, as were teenagers who volunteered their information. One youth submitted a tape recording of the proceedings.
Morrison and the group left for a Carribbean Island Sunday.