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R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, founding member of influential ’60s band The Doors, passed away this morning at the age of 74 after a battle with bile duct cancer. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I’m just glad toRead more…

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Scribes Sounding Off: Soul Kitchen Edition (Doors, Louvin Bros., Mike Doughty)

A garage band with grand sonic ambitions from Venice, California, The Doors — Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger — is the toast of Greil Marcus’s latest book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years. It’s a brisk sweep through the history of the strangely endlessly influential yet condemned byRead more…

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