ray manzarek

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Dead At 74, Doors Founder Ray Manzarek Celebrated Dionysian Legacy

Ray Manzarek

Organist Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors, died yesterday after a battle with cancer.

If Jim Morrison got the life-after-death rock sainthood that attaches itself to the genre’s fallen frontmen, Ray Manzarek became the torchbearer for the sometimes loved, sometimes despised, always compelling group that was both a pop success and a beguiling circus.

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