Ray Manzarek

Raymond Daniel Manzarek (1939 - 2013)

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Raymond Daniel (Ray) Manzarek
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Rosenheim, Germanymap
Profile last modified 13 Dec 2019 | Created 29 Nov 2014
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Ray Manzarek is Notable.

Biography

Ray is best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973. He was born to Helena and Raymond Manzarek, Sr.


Manzarek married Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967, with Jim Morrison and his long time companion, Pamela Courson, as witnesses. Manzarek and Fujikawa remained married until his death. They had a son, Pablo, and three grandchildren.


Greg Harris, the CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said in reaction to Manzarek's death that "The world of rock 'n' roll lost one of its greats with the passing of Ray Manzarek." Harris also said that "he was instrumental in shaping one of the most influential, controversial and revolutionary groups of the '60s. Such memorable tracks as 'Light My Fire', 'People are Strange' and 'Hello, I Love You' – to name but a few – owe much to Manzarek's innovative playing."

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