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Jim Morrison Owned & Stage Worn Suede Jacket - Photo-Matched to 1967 New Haven Arena - First of Two Concert Arrests.

The Doors front man lead singer Jim Morrison was wearing this dark brown suede jacket on stage while performing on December 9, 1967 when he was arrested and charged with inciting a riot, indecency and public obscenity. The story began backstage before the show when Jim was making out with a girl in a shower, and when a policeman told them to stop, Jim talked back to him, and after going back and forth, the policeman ended up macing him. After Jim was given time to clean up, and hopefully calm down, The Doors took the stage. But Jim couldn't let the incident go and he shouted out to the audience involving them in his anger at the police. Things quickly got out of hand, and Jim ended up getting arrested, charged with inciting a riot, indecency and public obscenity. This arrest took place two years before his second on-stage arrest in 1969 when he exposed himself.

Provenance: From the collection of Frank Lisciandro. Frank Lisciandro was Morrison’s good friend and author of several books relating to Jim Morrison. Lisciandro received this jacket personally from Jim Morrison. Lisciandro gave it to a friend who then sold it to our consignor

This jacket is an incredible piece of Rock and Roll history, from one of its most iconic performers, known for his in-your-face attitude and sexuality. Morrison went from a singer who had to turn his back to the audience before he could sing, because of shyness, to one that literally flung himself into the melee of rock and one of the most daring performers of his time.

Size: The label for the jacket, which was on the inside, on the right side, was removed so we do not have the size, but it is most likely a medium.

Condition: The suede on the outside of the coat is in good/very good vintage condition. The lining of the jacket has much wear and you can easily tell that Jim wore this jacket heavily, both on and off-stage.

Authentication: Letter of Provenance, a Real Game Used (RGU) Letter of Authenticity and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
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