Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ray Manzarek - 12th February, 1939 - 20th May, 2013

Another sad loss from the music world, Ray Manzarek died yesterday aged 74. He was, of course, co-founder of The Doors with Jim Morrison, and whilst each member of that band had their distinctive parts to play, Ray's keyboard playing was second only to Morrison's singing in establishing their signature sound. Manzarek's sound came from a Vox Continental combo organ, at which he famously sat, such a large man, and also a Fender Rhodes piano for the bass lines when playing live. A genuinely iconic sound.

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