20 Great Moments in Rock Star Nudity

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Jim Morrison Arrested for Onstage Nudity in Florida (1969)
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Jim Morrison Arrested for Onstage Nudity in Florida (1969)

The Doors frontman's notorious inability to keep his kingsnake from crawling out of his leather pants landed him in the Dade County pen. He allegedly whipped out his regal lizard in front of "hundreds of unescorted junior and senior high school girls," according to the Miami Herald. Morrison denied the charges (officially: "lewd and lascivious behavior in public by exposing his private parts and by simulating masturbation and oral copulation"); and an appeal of his conviction was still pending when he died in 1971. Guitarist Robbie Krieger, taking a "pics or it didn't happen" stance, has long since supported Jim's claim to innocence, and in 2010 outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist won the late singer a full pardon.

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