Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) known as Ray Manzarek was an American musician, singer, music producer, movie director, and author. He was best known as a founding member and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973. He was a co-founding member of Nite City from 1977 to 1978, and of Manzarek–Krieger from 2001 to his death.
|Birth name||Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr.|
|Born||February 12, 1939|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 20, 2013 (aged 74)|
|Genres||Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, jazz rock, hard rock, blues, jazz fusion, funk, rock and roll|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, filmmaker|
|Instruments||Main: Keyboards, keyboard bass, vocals, Marxophone Occasional: guitar, percussion|
The Official Site of Ray Manzarek
- "Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74". The Doors Property, LLC. May 20, 2013. Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "Keyboardist Ray Manzarek of The Doors dies at age 74". Reuters. May 13, 2013. Archived from the original on May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
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