Ray Manzarek

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Ray Manzarek
Ray Manzarek in 2007
Background information
Birth name Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr.
Born (1939-02-12)February 12, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 20, 2013(2013-05-20) (aged 74)
Rosenheim, Germany
Genres Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, jazz rock, hard rock, blues, jazz fusion, funk, rock and roll
Occupations Musician, songwriter, filmmaker
Instruments Main: Keyboards, keyboard bass, vocals, Marxophone Occasional: guitar, percussion
Years active 1961–2013
Labels Elektra
Associated acts The Doors
Manzarek–Krieger
Rick & the Ravens
Nite City
The Manzarek–Rogers Band
Website TheDoors.com
The Official Site of Ray Manzarek
Notable instruments
Vox Continental
Gibson G-101
Rhodes
Keyboard bass
RMI Electra Piano

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) known as Ray Manzarek was an American musician, singer, music producer, movie director, and author. He was best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973. He was a co-founding member of Nite City from 1977 to 1978, and of Manzarek–Krieger from 2001 to his death.

On May 20, 2013, Manzarek died from bile duct cancer at a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany, aged 74.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74". The Doors Property, LLC. May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. "Keyboardist Ray Manzarek of The Doors dies at age 74". Reuters. May 13, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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