FBI Vault: The Doors?

As we learned in class last week, our rights to access public documents, I discovered in the FBI vault specific letters written to FBI detective Mr. Hoover regarding the band, The Doors.  Apparently the band in the late 60’s produced records, distributed across the country, containing  foul and  inappropriate content. The letters written by FBI officials described the need to end the distribution of naked album covers and  the airing of songs with  inappropriate sexual references. Documented in the vault are the charges of Lead singer, Jim Morrison; two counts of indecent exposure, one of open public profanity, and one of public drunkenness.

Attempting to find a controversial event, I searched The Doors because I knew that during the time of the 60’s their music and attitude was rather extreme.  FBI officials, evident in the documented letters, felt strongly about putting an end to the public profanities promoted by The Band. Although The Doors may have been rather inappropriate as musical icons of the 60’s, I wonder if their extremities compare to the musical icons today that also portray sexual inferences. Does the FBI vault contain documented letters expressing the need to end distribution of albums of the musical icons of today?




About LSinclair

I am a Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying Journalism and Anthropology. I am interested in photojournalism. I hope to some day travel the world and write for National Geographic
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