Yesterday, Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida, announced that he was considering pardoning Jim Morrison, postumously, for his conviction in 1970.
The case was brought to his attention by Dave Diamond who wrote a letter to Governor Crist. Read the letter here.
Also, here is Dave Diamond’s official article that he is sending out to the press, radio, TV and Bloggers.
Today I scanned and uploaded a copy of my testimony at Jim Morrison’s Trial. I testified on September 2, 1970 at the Dade County Courthouse. I was his first defense witness. I also added a link to the testimony at the bottom of the Morrison Story.
Here is a direct link to a PDF of the testimony transcript.
I made settlement this week with the Doors Music Company.They had used three of my photographs in their new book, The Doors by The Doors. The photographs were used without license AND miscredited to another photographer. There were three other photographs that were licensed and credited, however. The book & CD/DVD Boxset collection were released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band.
Rino Records licensed one of my photographs, Jim Morrison #5 (Jim with the lamb) for the Perception Box Set. It is a companion to book The Doors published. It’s a 6 CD, 6 DVD set. My photograph is on the DVD gallery and insert booklet for the Soft Parade era.
The Doors contacted me about a book they are doing for the 40th Anniversary of the band. It called The Doors by The Doors. They licensed two courtroom photographs and the one of Jim with the lamb.
The Miami Herald had turned down my Jim Morrison photographs in 1969. I had called them after the infamous Miami Concert. They were responsible for informing Jim’s attourney about the existance of my work, which he purchased for the trial. This led to my testimony as Jim’s first defense witness.
Anyway, They just contacted me and wanted to purchase a photograph, Jim Morrison #7, for an article on This Day in 1969. This completes the circle, but it took 37 years.