Ray Manzarek facts for kids
Ray Manzarek in 2007
|Birth name||Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr.|
February 12, 1939|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 20, 2013
|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|
|Associated acts||The Doors
Rick & the Ravens
The Manzarek–Rogers Band
The Official Site of Ray Manzarek
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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Manzarek in March 2006, performing in the Netherlands
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