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R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« on: May 20, 2013, 04:40:44 PM »
To all you Doors fans out there, it is a sad day with the passing of Ray Manzarek.  Today he broke on through to the other side, and his legendary contribution to music will always be remembered.
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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 05:34:58 PM »
I just learned of this recently. Sad news, but at least his family was there to be with him in his last few moments.

I had the pleasure of seeing him play with Roy Rogers a couple years back, as well as talking over hotel waffles the next morning with him. He is a great musician, but he is also a great man. He will be missed.

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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 06:31:31 PM »
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   Thanks again for getting that interview with him. It was probably the best moment of the entire documentary.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 10:45:36 PM »
I just found out...I am stunned. I had the pleasure of tuning a Yamaha grand in a club for him, and got to hang out with him for a while, then I saw him with Robbie  a couple of years ago.

Ray ' taught me how to play' the organ. I told him that, and he was confused at first. You see,I  grew up with a Hammond and an older brother that was into The Doors.....

I acquired my G101 about 2 weeks after meeting him. Too bad it wasn't before so I could have told  him about it.



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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 09:15:20 AM »


Thank you Ray for making me fall in love with music and for giving us your own.

R.I.P.

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 03:33:53 PM »
Ray took us places with his keyboard sounds, melodies and chords that is hard to define how and why.

If you listen today to Ray and Robby at Daryl's house, you can hear the "Doors" sound clearly. An unusual ability to retain the identity of their sound. Makes one appreciate the musicians that made up The Doors all the more.

Thank you for the light, Ray!

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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 05:46:44 PM »
An archived interview with Ray Manzarek will air on Fresh Air tomorrow. Check you local NPR station for air times (noon or 3 here in the EST zone).
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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 07:54:59 AM »
Electric key: Ray and Robby were on Daryl's House?  I just went to the website and looked at all archived episode titles and did not see them listed. I would love to see that episode.  Where did you see this?

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1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 08:02:16 AM »
Electric key: Ray and Robbie were on Daryl's House?  I just went to the website and looked at all archived episode titles and did not see them listed. I would love to see that episode.  Where did you see this?

Liveatdarylshouse.com

Here is one but there are a few. Ray plays a disguised as a Connie Alesis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fInzPKpDHfU&list=PL5E96DB15FB1F7927

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Re: R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 01:27:53 AM »
Sad News.He was a very  individual and as a consequence influential keyboard player. who was a pioneer of rock keyboard playing which had a jazz influence Echoes of his style even appear in John Lord solos and other rock practitioners. Who can possibly forget the amazing interplay between guitar and his  electric piano work in Riders on the Storm or the strident playing  in Love her madly.