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Legendary rock star and Melbourne, Florida native Jim Morrison of The Doors was posthumously pardoned for two misdemeanor convictions, indecent exposure and open profanity, stemming from an incident in which Morrison allegedly exposed himself on stage during a 1969 concert in Miami’s Dinner Key Auditorium. What Morrison’s former lawyer said would be considered a “wardrobe malfunction” today caused uproar in conservative 1969 Miami. In response The Doors were dropped from local radio airwaves and a ‘decency rally’ was held at the Orange Bowl. Before leaving office Governor Charlie Crist requested the state Clemency Board issue a pardon for Morrison.