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Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.  02-12-1939 to 05-20-2013.

Ray Manzarek passed away on May 20, 2013, at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.   “I was deeply sadden…ed to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said 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.” Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, brothers Rick and James Manczarek, son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo’s wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek’s name at standup2cancer.org.

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Instagram Maybe it’s true that money can’t buy you love. But it can get you a private performance by some very famous people – including a Beatles legend. Paul McCartney‘s appearance at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser last night ended with an all-star version of “Hey Jude” featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Jimmy Buffett. The event, [...]
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock The list of September 2016 New Music Releases boasts a distinct focus on the live experience. There are a couple of new studio projects of note, but more often we find ourselves vicariously experiencing a lot of cool onstage exploits this time around. The Beatles have announced a long-awaited [...]
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
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The surprise appearance of a Ronnie James Dio hologram over the weekend sparked a lot of discussion about this emerging technology. The big news here is this wasn’t just a one-off idea crafted for Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, like, say, the computer-generated Tupac‘s memorable turn at Coachella a few years [...]
Mon, Aug 08, 2016
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Sander Lamme, Wikimedia Commons Rock ‘n’ roll icons never seem to be allowed to simply pass away quietly into the night. There’s often some sort of conspiracy surrounding the death, especially if it was under strange circumstances. When Doors singer Jim Morrison died on July 3, 1971, in Paris at the age of 27, all [...]
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
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[gallery galleryid=”295:293974″ galleryindex=”0″ ids=”294032,294062,293986,293990,293980,294029,293988,293976,293991,294027,293978,293987,293985,293997,293979,293995,294031,293992,293982,294028,293975,294030,293989,293993,294055″ enablefullscreen=”yes” showthumbs=”no”] The above gallery of rock’s most famous graves shows the final resting places of (or memorials to) some of rock ‘n’ roll’s best-known performers. The first thing you’ll notice is that entirely too many of these legendary musicians died at far too young of an age. As [...]
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
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Elektra
Elektra Jim Morrison was captured on film for a final time during a day trip with girlfriend Pamela Courson on June 28, 1971, in photographs taken by their friend Alain Ronay. The Doors singer, who was found dead at age 27 just five days later, was visiting Saint-Leu-d’Esserent in northern France. You can [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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Here’s your chance to check out James Hetfield‘s collaboration with Heart on the title track to the band’s upcoming Beautiful Broken. The album, Heart’s first in four years, features a series of new songs coupled with cherry-picked older tracks, like this one, that have been updated. Heart’s original version of “Beautiful Broken” [...]
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
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With the title of his solo debut Sammy Hagar showed the world that he wasn’t one to lack self-confidence. In May 1976, he released Nine on a Ten Scale. Until then, Hagar’s only claim to fame had been an impressive but altogether brief stint with Montrose, and their albums had actually sold much [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
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Hulton Archive, Getty Images Before it was given an extensive cleaning, Jim Morrison‘s grave in Paris, France, was known as a place where fans had left tributes to the late Doors frontman in the form of graffiti. Apparently, a cave in California has received the same treatment, and the state has [...]
Sat, May 07, 2016
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8. The Doors, 'L.A. Woman'
Elektra When L.A. Woman, Jim Morrison’s swan song with the Doors, was released on April 19, 1971, no one outside the band’s inner circle could have guessed that it would effectively end the quartet’s tale, much less mark the last recorded output of Morrison’s life. (The two post-Morrison Doors albums are [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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[gallery galleryid=”295:283473″ galleryindex=”0″ ids=”283532,283508,283489,283497,283500,283474,283499,283506,283480,283485,283475,283494,283482,283513,283495,283501,283512,283510,283502,283487,283491,283476,283511,283488,283498,283504,283479,283478,283486,283484,283490,283503,283483,283505,283507,283509,283496,283493,283477,283481,283492″ enablefullscreen=”yes” showthumbs=”no”] If you’re looking for the exact moment when the ’60s ended, our list of 1971’s Best Rock Albums seems like a worthy candidate. After all, this was the year that the Doors released their last album with Jim Morrison in a valiant attempt at getting back to their roots. [...]
Tue, Apr 05, 2016
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Bettmann, Getty Images Jim Morrison‘s future with the Doors was clouded in uncertainty as 1970 faded into 1971, but all involved knew things couldn’t continue the way they’d been going. Seeking a change and hoping to reorient himself emotionally and creatively, he left the U.S. for a sabbatical in Paris on [...]
Fri, Mar 11, 2016
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Jim Morrison Mug Shot
BeachedMiami Did he or didn’t he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it. Regardless, on Sept. 20, 1970, Morrison [...]
Tue, Mar 01, 2016
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Ebet Roberts / Hulton Archive, Getty Images Getting booed offstage is a time-honored tradition for opening acts. But on Feb. 18, 1977, Sammy Hagar didn’t appreciate it that much. While supporting Kiss at New York’s Madison Square Garden, he reacted by smashing his guitar and going the full Jim Morrison. As Hagar [...]
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
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The Alice Cooper-fronted Hollywood Vampires offered an appropriately raucous tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister tonight (Feb. 15) during the Grammys. The performance began with a new original song titled “As Bad As I Am,” then moved into the title track from Motorhead‘s 1980 album Ace of Spades – but only [...]
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
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