2013 – Ray Manzarek of The Doors died on this day in Rock Music History!
Great musician Ray Manzarek of the Doors pass on this day. The Doors, also know for Jim Morrison(RIP), Robby Kreiger, and John Densmore recorded many great songs including, Light My Fire, Strange Days, LA Women, Riders on the Storm, and many others.
Rock on Ray… You will be missed.
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ray Manzarek of the Doors was a gifted keyboardist and a founding member of one of the most influential and enduring groups of the ‘60s. He and his bandmates helped shape the sound of rock music, and with three titles, including the album The Doors, in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, they have cemented their place in music history as one of the preeminent and original bands of our time. Our industry has lost a legendary and passionate musician, and his legacy will continue to inspire and intrigue artists for many generations to come. Our deepest condolences go out to this family, his friends, and music fans everywhere who mourn this tremendous loss.