Ray Manzarek, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ray Manzarek

American musician

Date of Birth: 12-Feb-1939

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 20-May-2013

Profession: composer, poet, singer, record producer, pianist, keyboardist, director

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Ray Manzarek

  • Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr.
  • (nĂ© Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, which he co-founded with singer and lyricist Jim Morrison.
  • Manzarek was notable for performing on a keyboard bass during many live shows and some recordings, taking on a role usually filled by a bass guitar player. Manzarek recorded on every track of all eight Doors studio albums, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • He was a co-founding member of Nite City from 1977 to 1978, and of Manzarek–Krieger from 2001 until his death in 2013.
  • USA Today defined him as "one of the best keyboardists ever."

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