We Lost Another One: Doors’ Ray Manzarek dies at 74

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The Doors’ keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday of cancer. He was 74. The Doors formed in 1965 after Manzarek met Jim Morrison on California’s Venice Beach. Morrison died in 1971, but Manzarek carried on The Doors’ legacy, continuing to work as a musician and an author.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”

The band famously defied Ed Sullivan’s request that they not sing the lyric “higher” when they performed “Light My Fire” on his show in 1969. The Doors went out and did the song exactly as they always did. Sullivan was so furious he didn’t even shake their hands.

Drink one for me,
Woody

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~ by Frank Wood on 20 May 2013.

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