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The Doors: celebrating the late Ray Manzarek

Their keyboard player was also the beating heart of The Doors long after they split.

The spirit of The Doors may have died that fateful day in July 1971 when Jim Morrison was found dead in his bathtub in Paris, but the band’s heart and soul kept beating until May 2013 when founder member Ray Manzarek passed away. From their formation in 1965 until the day he died, Manzarek spoke passionately and eloquently about The Doors and Jim Morrison, the man he referred to as Dionysus to his Apollo. In 2006 I spoke to him about his friend, and his band.

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