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    Posted: May 20 2013 at 18:05
On May 20, 2013, Manzarek died after a long battle with bile duct cancer, at a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany, aged 74. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, two brothers, son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE94J0V520130520



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Sad news ... Cry
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Love The Doors and Ray's playing---very innovative and cool---Tony Banks mentioned him as an influence. RIP.
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One of the most unique and innovative musicians of his era, and certainly one of the most eloquent.
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Thanks for all the great music, Ray.
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He was able to make magic with a modest Farfisa.

A real genius

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2013 at 20:50
Met him years ago doing a poetry gig with Michael McClure I believe.  He wasn't the most friendly guy that night, but I don't fault him....it has to be a drag being approached by "enthusiastic" youngsters all the timeLOL.  Have a lot of respect for those 3 guys, it couldn't have been easy dealing with Morrison night after night. 



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Just found out Cry.  Sad, sad, sad.....................Bless you Ray, your keyboards and talent add so much colour to my life.....
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http://t.entertainment.msn.com/publicist-ray-manzarek-founding-member-of-the-doors-dies-at-74-1

Not a huge fan but still a fun band.

RIP
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Just wanted to say I'm sad that we lost a great keyboardist today. Ray was a gem. Playing left hand bass live all the time and still doing what he did with his right hand was no easy trick. His style of playing contributed greatly to the Doors' music.

R.I.P., Ray.
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One of dearest friends in the world.legendary Jamaican bassist Phil Chen has been touring with The Doors for years.We are all sad...http://www.hitparade.ch/forum.asp?status=edited&todo=viewthread&pages=&id=41301
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 02:26
Instantly recognisable keyboard sound, which epitomised the 60s for me - a real loss to music.

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Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Instantly recognisable keyboard sound, which epitomised the 60s for me - a real loss to music.

RIP


This.

RIP
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cactus Choir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 03:27
A wonderful musician, probably just as important to The Doors sound as Jim Morrison. You couldn't imagine the band without his otherworldly keyboards. My favourite:


RIP Ray.



Edited by Cactus Choir - May 21 2013 at 03:27
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What! i just order the same day my first biography related to the band "Riders on the Storm", sad, very sad, i love the guy.

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Jean and I just heard the news on the radio. Sad loss; one more excellent musician for St. Peter's ever growing house band.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 07:58
Sad loss Cry
I wonder who would know about the existence of the Rhodes piano bass was it not for Ray.

Sorry for small pedantic correction on Ivan's comment but his organ (after having first used a Vox Continental combo) was a Gibson G101 which indeed looks quite like a Farfisa (btw at the right we can see a bit of the Vox Continental he used in the beginning).


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