RIP Ray Manzarek
Old 20th May 2013
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RIP Ray Manzarek

The cause was bile duct cancer. Wow.

Is Light My Fire the most famous keyboard riff in history?
Old 20th May 2013
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Sadness.
Old 20th May 2013
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I was just watching him in a documentary last night. Oh well, another big one gets pushed off the edge, which is sad enough in and of itself, but it's also just getting the rest of us closer to the edge as well.
Old 20th May 2013
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wow :(
Old 20th May 2013
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RIP, Ray. You made some memorable sounds in your life. Had a chance to go see you a few months ago, here on Long Island. Didn't take it. Ya always think there will be tomorrow...
Old 20th May 2013
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Crappy way to go.
Old 20th May 2013
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Shocked.
He always looked so full of life and youthful in the many interviews and docos.
Very sad.
Old 20th May 2013
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Yep he never looked his age . Sad news
Old 20th May 2013
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Another great one gone. RIP Ray Manzarek.

Old 20th May 2013
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The cause was bile duct cancer. Wow.

Is Light My Fire the most famous keyboard riff in history?
Also loved Ray's Riders in the Storm intro..

I guess Ray's breaking on through to the other side..

RIP
Old 20th May 2013
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this a saddening day
Old 20th May 2013
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Rip Ray,

Truely a fine musician with such range and scope. I feel he lived life on his own terms and marched to his own drummer ( ok desmore) , but that was a great musical descision too !
Old 20th May 2013
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Well that sucks.

:(
Old 20th May 2013
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A great musician who will be so missed. The Doors were part of the soundtrack of my youth. Very sad.
Old 21st May 2013
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Terrible news. Such a loss.
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Old 21st May 2013
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He really was my favorite :(

at least I got the chance to see him live in 2003

I'll miss him......

RIP
Old 21st May 2013
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I saw the Doors in 1967 and while it was among the worst concerts I ever saw in the 60s (and I saw practically EVERYONE in the 60s) , I can still see Ray playing that night.

I then met Ray here in LA in the 80s and he was very nice... very cordial, taking the time to explain to me how he and another guy in the studio hassled to manipulate a pedal of some sort (Fender bender maybe) to get the bending organ sound on the Unknown Soldier session. It was one of those things they spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to work into the song.

The night I met him, he, Robby, and John were also there with about ten other of us. A relatively small bunch, sitting on tables and the floor. Robby and John were a little quiet when I started asking about session stuff... but Ray excitedly got right into it as if it happened yesterday.
Old 21st May 2013
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Thanks for the music Ray
R.I.
Old 21st May 2013
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Cancer. Again.

I loved this video...

Ray Manzarek produces Skrillex.

Old 21st May 2013
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yes! recorded w sprillex! bookend his life with that! sure he'd love it.
Old 21st May 2013
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Rest in pace, thanks for the music and for the wild keyboard intro in light my fire !
Old 21st May 2013
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RIP Ray.
Old 21st May 2013
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Break on through ray. This sucks my uncle who was not much older than me whos now gone as well. turned me on to the doors or maybe he turned me on to some things that went hand in hand with the doors but anyway i can turn on the doors and they remind me of him and for that i will always be gratful.
Old 21st May 2013
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That sucks indeed. RIP
Old 21st May 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
Cancer. Again.

I loved this video...

Ray Manzarek produces Skrillex.

Love this man, let's not be afraid of the new generation....
Embrace it and make new things

Old 21st May 2013
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RIP, Mr Manzarek.
Old 21st May 2013
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RIP RAY! For all us keyboard players...you had such a killer left hand!
Old 21st May 2013
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Old 21st May 2013
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RIP Ray.

I think his Carmina Burana is awesome.

BTW, Good quote from the Skrillex vid: "Pump the livin' **** out of it, man!"
Old 21st May 2013
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Skrillex looks like Corey Feldman. But that was a cool video.
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