May 21, 2013 The Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek passes away at 74
Legendary keyboardist of The Doors Ray Manzarek passed away yesterday after a long battle with bile duct cancer. Manzarek was one of the founding members of The Doors. Manzarek also worked with Iggy Pop, Echo And The Bunnymen among others over the years. Manzarek co-wrote classic Doors songs such including “L.A. Woman,” “Break On Through to the Other Side,” “The End,” “Hello, I Love You,” and “Light My Fire.” Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger released a statement saying, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek.” This is very sad news indeed for rock fans worldwide. Whether you grew up with The Doors or were a kid digging through your parents old records and discovered them. We all will remember the classic organs associated with each The Doors song. The Doors are an essential part of rock n roll history. R.I.P. Ray Manzarek 1939-2103
Brandt HardinPosted at 19:05h, 22 May
Ray’s keyboards were a staple of The Doors. He’ll certainly be missed after such a long and fruitful career helping to create such haunting music. The Doors’ songs opened my mind to other realms of possibilities and cleansed my perception. I paid tribute to Ray when I heard of his passing by creating a new portrait of him and some melting doors which you can see on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/05/in-memoriam-ray-manzarek.html Drop by and let me know how The Doors influenced you too.