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The Old Mixer May 21 2013 02:41 AM

Ray Manzarek dead at 74
 
Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of the Doors, passed away today.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rkd4a7

http://t.entertainment.msn.com/publi...s-dies-at-74-1

Rest in peace, man.

Jimi_James May 21 2013 02:49 AM

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Very sad news. Ray had a very distinct sound and was an important part of making The Doors the band they were. He will be missed.

Keith1701 May 21 2013 02:57 AM

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Jimi_James wrote: (Post 8126431)
Very sad news. Ray had a very distinct sound and was an important part of making The Doors the band they were. He will be missed.

R.I.P. You will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.

Mr. Adventure May 21 2013 03:14 AM

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I had an interesting response to the news today, it kind of disgusted me, usually I'm sad but today I was really bitter about it. I think it's sensing my mortality and even moreso my parents' that it made me mad. Ray being a cool guy just rubbed salt on it. Just watched him on Live From Daryl's House, sad....

J.T.B. May 21 2013 04:40 AM

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A really talented, creative and interesting guy. He also produced the first four albums of one of my favorite bands, X, all great. Very sorry to see him go.

When the music's over...

lurok May 21 2013 08:20 AM

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I love The Doors.

Say hello to Jim, Ray.

Shaka Zulu May 21 2013 08:52 AM

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lurok wrote: (Post 8127550)
I love The Doors.

Say hello to Jim, Ray.

What he really should do is tell Jim off for having wasted his life once he meets him.

feek61 May 21 2013 04:54 PM

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Very sad, love the doors. At least we still have the music.

RIP Ray

gblews May 21 2013 07:46 PM

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I was never a big fan of the Doors but on every occasion I have seen Manzarek on T.V. he has seemed llke a real good guy -- very friendly, outgoing, not bitter as all about what might have been. Sad to see him leave us. RIP.

CorporalClegg May 21 2013 08:54 PM

Re: Ray Manzarek dead at 74
 
One of the coolest cats to ever walk the Earth.

I was never a huge Doors fan, but I always loved Manzarek.

R.I.P. Man.

Forbin May 22 2013 02:59 PM

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This day in the afterlife -
Jim Morrison: Ray! Hey, man, great to see ya!
Ray Manzarek: Hi, Jim. Long time, man.
Jim: Yeah, man! Hey, I've been writing! Check out these lyrics.
Ray (reads): Aw, man, why are you still so obsessed with dea... wait, never mind."

CorporalClegg May 22 2013 08:00 PM

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Forbin wrote: (Post 8135200)
This day in the afterlife -
Jim Morrison: Ray! Hey, man, great to see ya!
Ray Manzarek: Hi, Jim. Long time, man.
Jim: Yeah, man! Hey, I've been writing! Check out these lyrics.
Ray (reads): Aw, man, why are you still so obsessed with dea... wait, never mind."

Ray: Needs an organ intro. One sec ... ... ... Done.

J.T.B. May 22 2013 11:50 PM

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I just gave The Doors a thorough re-listen. My mom was a Doors fan in the day, so this record was kind of a fixture in my childhood. The Doors' overall album output is hit-and-miss for me, though there are many great tracks throughout. But man that was a strong debut album, I can only imagine what a mind-blower it was when it came out. And Manzarek is key: The rhythmic organ punches on "Soul Kitchen," the pretty piano on "The Crystal Ship," the melodic hooks of "Light My Fire" of course. But his left-hand keyboard bass stuff, though it doesn't really sound like a bass player, has a real groove of its own, from the tense rumble of "Break On Through" to the tuba-like "Alabama Song" and even a little "lead bass" on "Take It As It Comes." The guy had a real musical imagination to go with his chops. I think it was one of those situations of the perfect people coming together at the perfect time.

And he always kept playing, I was glad to see this is from last September:


Rincewiend May 23 2013 03:01 PM

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Weird Al Yankovic wrote:
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, which of course is the seminal rock group that Ray himself had founded. 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



CorporalClegg May 23 2013 08:00 PM

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That is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen.


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