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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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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 [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015
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In September 2013, audio of Jimi Hendrix‘s last-ever interview was discovered and broadcast. Now, that conversation has been animated for the PBS series Blank on Blank. In the six-minute clip, which you can watch above, the guitar legend talks to writer Keith Altham about his ideal living arrangement, his decision to tone down [...]
Mon, Feb 23, 2015
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Michael Loccisano / Kevork Djansezian / Jim Dyson, Getty Images There’ll be jail time for a pair of Italian crooks who tried to swipe royalties for famous songs written by Paul McCartney, Queen and the Doors. Athos Poma and Giuseppe Fedi received around $284,000 before the scam was exposed. The duo was [...]
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
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Even though Lou Reed died in October 2013, the highly opinionated artist is still making waves with his comments. PBS has put together a new animated video centered on a 1987 interview in which Reed talks about art that spans Top 40 music, novels and avant-garde noise bands. The video, which [...]
Tue, Feb 17, 2015
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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 [...]
Sun, Feb 01, 2015
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Ultimate Classic Rock The Doors have easily earned induction into the 100-percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, brushing aside Jimi Hendrix along the way. Both came of musical age in the late ’60s, helping to define the emerging youth culture — and both Hendrix and Doors frontman a Jim Morrison [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
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Ultimate Classic Rock Jimi Hendrix and the Doors have made it to the finals in our latest round of voting for the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame — but only one of them will earn induction. Neither act has had it easy in our 100-percent fan-voted competition, but they’ve both earned [...]
Tue, Jan 20, 2015
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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. And, of course, all three men were eclipsed by the blinding rock star charisma of singer Jim Morrison – but Krieger was arguably [...]
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
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Central Press, Hulton Archive, Getty Images The Doors packed a lot of great music into six albums and five short years. But working at the speed they did — two albums in 1967 and one every year after that through 1971, plus a consistent touring and promotional schedule — a few less-than-stellar [...]
Fri, Jan 16, 2015
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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 [...]
Thu, Jan 15, 2015
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The battle-tested Creedence Clearwater Revival move on to face the Doors in the semifinal round of the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. Creedence got there by besting Deep Purple in a tightly contested ballot, winning 53 percent of the vote. The Doors, meanwhile, easily dispatched Jeff Beck [...]
Tue, Jan 13, 2015
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Led Zeppelin
Dick Barnatt, Getty Images Judging from this list of 2015 new music releases, the much-prophesied death of rock ‘n’ roll is still at least 12 more months away. As you can see, a wide variety of classic rock legends have planned a large number of new albums and reissues for your [...]
Mon, Jan 05, 2015
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The Doors
Elektra Records 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 [...]
Sun, Jan 04, 2015
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Ultimate Classic Rock The place in the musical world where rock mixed with psychedelic drugs and leaned towards jazz is the focus on this first-round battle in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. Be prepared to vote for either the Doors or Jeff Beck. Fronted by the charismatic Jim Morrison, the [...]
Sat, Jan 03, 2015
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Jim Morrison
Central Press, 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 [...]
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
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