The Doors’ most controversial performance was when Jim Morrison ‘exposes his penis’ on March 1st, 1969, while playing in Miami, It was a performance that has since been said to have “derailed the band” and it resulted in The Doors’ enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison being found guilty of indecent exposure. Morrison, who, on the day of the show had been drinking heavily and had missed a connecting flight to Miami, arrived at the gig over an hour late as the crowd began to grow increasingly impatient. The poet-singer, already well known for making wild and outrageous remarks during shows, deliberately meaning to rile the authorities, began to lose interest during a performance of ‘Break On Through’ and, at one point, diverted from the song to address the crowd: “You’re all a bunch of fuckin’ idiots!”. Becoming increasingly manic, Morrison ordered the crowd to join him on stage before the police intervened. It is at this point that Morrison told the crowd: “You didn’t come here for music did you? You came for something more, didn’t you? You didn’t come to rock ‘n’ roll, you came for something else didn’t you? You came for something else – what is it?”. He is rumoured to have added: “You want to see my cock, don’t you? That’s what you came for isn’t it? Yeah!”

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