1939 - 2013
Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74 (May 20, 2013)
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today 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.
Manzarek is best known for his work with The Doors who formed in 1965 when Manzarek had a chance encounter on Venice Beach with poet Jim Morrison. The Doors went on to become one of the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, selling more than 100-million albums worldwide, and receiving 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and five multi-Platinum albums in the U.S. alone. (Read More)
The Crystal Ship
The Doors bagi aku umpama The Beatles, bezanya mereka ada pemain keyboard, Ray Manzarek (sebenarnya ada lagi perbezaan ketara antara mereka seperti pemain gitar, Robby Krieger yang cukup best kalau dia main slide, tapi entry ni untuk Ray Manzarek). Ya, Jim Morrison boleh dikatakan sebagai frontman terbaik sepanjang zaman dengan aksi liar dan lirik puitisnya, tetapi bakat Jim Morrison mungkin tak akan kemana-mana andaikata dia tak bertemu dan menyanyi depan Ray Manzarek..