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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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Grant Lamos IV / Ian Gavan, Getty Images The Hollywood Vampires will pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at this year’s Grammy Awards. The Alice Cooper-fronted, star-packed band — which also includes actor Johnny Depp, Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry — will perform at the ceremony on Feb. [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger are coming together in concert for the first time in 15 years — and fittingly, it’s in honor of one of their former bandmates. According to the Doors website, Densmore and Krieger have been scheduled as headliners for A Celebration [...]
Tue, Feb 02, 2016
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The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, The Soft Parade, in mid 1969. A few months later, when they returned to the studio to record the follow-up LP, Morrison Hotel, they were leaner, tougher and more focused than they [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016
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As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan. On Jan. 15, 1967, the Stones were all set to grace the Sullivan stage for their fourth appearance when they ran into a snag. There to perform a [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2016
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Robby Krieger
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images The Doors’ “quiet one,” guitarist Robby Krieger, may have lacked the opinionated confidence of drummer John Densmore or the sheer verbosity of keyboardist Ray Manzarek — not to mention the blinding rock-star charisma of singer Jim Morrison. But Krieger was arguably the band’s secret weapon. He was also, frequently, the [...]
Fri, Jan 08, 2016
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When the Doors entered a Hollywood recording studio to make their debut album at the end of August 1966, they knew what they wanted. Months of serving as house band at the Whisky a Go Go had sharpened their playing and performing skills to the point where one member of [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2016
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When former CBS Records executive Clive Davis formed Arista Records in November 1974, he immediately scored huge hits with best-selling releases from Barry Manilow and Melissa Manchester. That eventually led to the signing of artists like Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston. Yet even as Manilow’s Tryin’ to Get the Feeling [...]
Sun, Dec 13, 2015
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Hulton Archive, Getty Images Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors. Mired in a losing battle with alcohol, the troubled singer had multiple legal woes hanging over his head when he took the stage at the Warehouse in [...]
Sat, Dec 12, 2015
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One of the most mythologized and romanticized figures in rock history, Doors frontman Jim Morrison possessed a deep-seated anti-authoritarian streak that repeatedly landed him in trouble. On Dec. 9, 1967, the rebellious rocker was arrested at a Doors gig in New Haven, Conn., earning him the dubious distinction of being, [...]
Wed, Dec 09, 2015
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Jim Morrison Mug Shot
Forty years after he was found guilty of exposing himself to a Florida audience, the late Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was pardoned by the state’s Board of Executive Clemency. Morrison’s pardon for two misdemeanors, indecent exposure and open profanity, was granted on Dec. 9, 2010. It all began at the [...]
Wed, Dec 09, 2015
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YouTube Creed look back on their multi-platinum past with an upcoming three-CD compilation that includes all their radio hits as well as a generous selection of non-album material and live cuts — including this Woodstock ’99 performance of the Doors‘ “Roadhouse Blues” with Robby Krieger sitting in. One of several songs Krieger [...]
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
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Elektra
Elektra There’s no denying that Doors singer Jim Morrison was one of the most charismatic front men of his generation. Unfortunately he was one of the most troubled, too. The singer had a terrible alcohol problem that played a big role in his repeated arrests, including one on Nov. 11, 1969, [...]
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
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Jim Morrison Mug Shot
On March 1, 1969, Jim Morrison and the Doors performed one of the most talked about concerts in the history of rock music at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami Florida where he allegedly exposed himself to the crowd. Almost 18 months later and Morrison was in court fighting back against charges [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
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On this day in rock history, Black Sabbath made their U.S. debut at a quite appropriate moment … but in a decidedly surprising setting. That first show, held on the day before Halloween, took place at New Jersey’s Glassboro State College – which had earlier played host to far more [...]
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
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[gallery ids=”265577,265588,265587,265586,265583,265585,265584″ galleryid=”295:198953″ galleryindex=”0″ enablefullscreen=”yes” showthumbs=”no”] As you’ll see in our list of Doors Albums Ranked Worst to Best, Jim Morrison and the band did more in a short period of time than almost any other classic-rock group. The Doors released only six studio albums during their 1967-71 run, but each record left [...]
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
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