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|The Doors Ray Manzarek dead at 74|
|Written by Sandra Miller|
|Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:43|
This is not a hoax, Doors co-founder died of cancer late yesterday
Sandra's interview with Manzarek from November 2009 - The Doors Live in New York had just been released
Fellow musicians speak out to remember Ray...
It started out as yet another internet hoax over the weekend that The Doors' Ray Manzarek had died, so when reports surfaced late Monday that the keyboard wizard had passed away there was a lot of confusion. Unfortunately, this time it was true. Manzarek passed away in a German hospital where he was being treated for bile duct cancer. He was surrounded by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy, and his brothers Rick and James. In addition to his wife and brothers, he is survived by his son Pablo, his daughter-in-law and their three children. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that its privacy be respected at this time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ray's name to Stand Up 2 Cancer at StandUp2Cancer.org.
He was a kid from Chicago who went to L.A. in 1965 to study film at UCLA. A chance encounter on Venice Beach with Jim Morrison, who was also studying film at UCLA and had written some lyrics, led them to grab a couple of other musicians they knew - John Densmore and Robby Krieger- and they formed The Doors.
Doors drummer John Densmore: "There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison's words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby Krieger and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother."
Joe Perry: "Incredibly sad news. There is no doubt in my mind Ray and his talent had a great deal to do with what I do today. I will always regret not getting to tell him that to his face."
Benmont Tench, keyboardist in Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: "His playing showed me the path to, and the joy of, improvisation. Indescribably important. Rest well. Rest well..."
Michael McDonald: "Ray was an obviously integral ingredient and participant in the creative process and resulting music of The Doors. His creative stamp is all over their songs, arrangements and recording process. He leaves us with a profoundly unique contribution to American popular music."
Tommy Shaw of Styx: "I'm very sad to hear about the passing of Ray Manzarek. The blatant sexuality of Jim Morrison's persona standing firmly on Manzarek's exotic and distinct musical bedrock must have caused a lot of sleepless nights for parents of the young fans who were attracted to it all. Always a keen observer and spokesman for the times we live in, he will most certainly be missed."
Weird Al Yankovic: "I had the extreme honor of working with Mr. Ray Manzarek at Jerry Harrison's Sausalito Sound recording studio in 2009. He played keyboards on my song 'Craigslist,' which is a pastiche of The Doors... The Sausalito session was one of the absolute high points of my life -- Ray was amazing. This video documents him learning to play 'Craigslist' in the studio. R.I.P. Ray."
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:23|