[Video] R.I.P. Ray Manzarek of The Doors!

R I P Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, a founding member of 1960s rock group The Doors, has died at the age of 74.

The keyboard player died in Rosenheim, Germany, with his family at his bedside following a battle with bile duct cancer.

He and singer Jim Morrison formed The Doors in 1965 after a chance meeting at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

The Doors’ original line-up, which also included drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robbie Krieger, was only together for a few years and made just six studio albums.

But the band retained a large and obsessive following long after Morrison’s death, aged 27, in 1971 of a suspected heart attack.

They sold more than 100 million records, with songs such as Light My Fire and Riders On the Storm still considered “classic” rock favourites.

Here is one of our Favourite tracks by The Doors.

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[Video] The Doors – Gloria

The Doors

Here is a video for one of my favourite cover songs by The Doors, Gloria! The Doors (recorded between 1968 and 1970 in concert performance and released on Alive, She Cried (1983), . Number 18 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 71 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. A studio version can be found on the The Very Best of The Doors compilation album. Continue reading