and look for "ray manzarek remembered by Doors bandmates, rockers" , please read Robby Krieger's post. Not only is it beautiful, it more importantly shows just how close it was to the Doors never happening if it hadn't of been for Ray's kindness and unique sense of other people's talents while at UCLA with Jim. (See how everything lead up....) In all the interviews I've had the pleasure of listening to over the years with Ray, not once did he ever have a bad word to say about anybody.........ever. RIP Ray. Thanks for a lifetime of treasured music.
from the time i was 15 to about 25 the Doors were a main stay in my daily routine. They had a profound impact on my life. I'm totally blown away by this. I didn't even know he was sick. Sad, sad, sad
I'm sorry to hear this. I loved his playing, and by all accounts he was a really nice guy.
RIP Ray, the leading force behind the Doors who played keyboards as well as recruited Jim Morrison into the band. He dies of cancer surrounded by his family in Germany.
Thanks Ray for the transcendence of The Doors - Music far ahead of it's time.
~ Weird scenes inside the gold mine ~
Passed today, he was 92. I know I loved all of his special "stop motion" effects and his films live on with me to this day. The best of the best, the only one to do what he did at the time, a true visionary.
Bidding a belated farewell to the visionary artist responsible for all the Pink Floyd album covers. He passed away April 18th, 2013. Hopefully he's somewhere up there with Syd, telling stories and laughing about the good ol' days.
Promoter Barry Fey has passed away. He put Colorado on the map for bringing in many performers, most notably at the beautiful Red Rocks amphitheater. Anyone have an old ticket stub with Fey or Feyline on it? Did he put on the fabulous show at Folsom field in Boulder on 9/3/72?
A belated memorial to Ron McKernan. RIP "Pigpen". 9/8/45 - 3/8/73
...the women all play bingo and the men are gettin stinko and they think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday Night..
Goodbye Stompin' Tom
You will be missed around these parts.
Just heard Alvin Lee passed yesterday, routine medical procedure gone bad, he was 68. Loved this guys guitar style, saw Ten Years After many times, good times. RIP sir, another one for the heart of gold band.
Also just heard that Ed Cassidy, drummer extrodinaire, passed Dec 6th last year, Father Spirit left us with some great music and he was a real sweet guy, massive arms and the upper body strength of a weightlifter, when he shook my hand, you could feel every muscle moving, that's what 75 years of drumming will do to you. He was 89 and played right up to his death. Randy and him are together again in the spirit in the sky band. RIP my brothers