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Ray Manzarek
Ray Manzarek in 2007
Background information
Birth name Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr.
Born (1939-02-12)February 12, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died May 20, 2013(2013-05-20) (aged 74)
Rosenheim, Germany
Genres Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock, jazz rock, hard rock, blues, jazz fusion, funk, rock and roll
Occupations Musician, songwriter, filmmaker
Instruments Main: Keyboards, keyboard bass, vocals, Marxophone Occasional: guitar, percussion
Years active 1961–2013
Labels Elektra
Associated acts The Doors
Manzarek–Krieger
Rick & the Ravens
Nite City
The Manzarek–Rogers Band
Website TheDoors.com
The Official Site of Ray Manzarek
Notable instruments
Vox Continental
Gibson G-101
Rhodes
Keyboard bass
RMI Electra Piano

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.

On May 20, 2013, Manzarek died from bile duct cancer at a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany, aged 74.

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