September 20, 1970: Jim Morrison's Crawling King Snake + the McCartneys & Charlatans
Central Press, Hulton
The judge officially weighed in on Jim Morrison's truly epic drunken blowout at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miama, Florida on March 1, 1969. Throughout the show The Doors singer berated the audience, tried to incite a riot, and waggled his penis at the crowd. He was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and five misdemeanors; two counts of indecent exposure, two of public profanity and one of public drunkenness. He was found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity, but acquitted on charges of "lewd and lascivious" behavior.
On the same day two years later police would find cannabis growing on Paul and Linda McCartney's farm. The charges would eventually be dropped by it would be one of many fights McCartney would have with the law over reefer.
Meanwhile, in the careful-who-your-friends-are-department, Rob Collins of The Charlatans played the role of robbery getaway driver when a friend committed a robbery. He was charged with "assisting an offender after an offence" and sentenced to eight months in jail.
Also, on this date in 1973 Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash.