Lizard King Jim Morrison, one of the most influential American rock singers ever, was born in Melbourne, Florida on December 8, 1943.
He went to UCLA film school, graduated, and hung out on Venice Beach, where he and Ray Manzarek started The Doors.
There's a famous incident that took place at Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove known to a world of Doors fans as The Miami Incident that involved drugs, nudity, 13,000 people, the police, the Miami Herald, a student-led decency campaign at the Orange Bowl, and the national media.
Click here for more info on that. Watch the video above for some of Morrison's response to the incident courtesy of the Wolfson Archive on YouTube.