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Ray Manzarek

Background information
Birth name Raymond Daniel Manczarek
Born February 12, 1939 (1939-02-12) (age 69)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genre(s) Blues-rock, blues, psychedelic rock, rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Keyboardist
Filmmaker
Years active 1965 – present
Label(s) Elektra
Associated acts The Doors
Riders on the Storm
Website TheDoors.com
The Official Site of Ray Manzarek

Raymond Daniel Manzarek or Manczarek (born February 12, 1939) is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the Doors of the 21st century (renamed Riders on the Storm) since 2001. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ray_Manzarek. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... This article is about the genre. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... The Doors (formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California) were a popular and influential American Hard rock band. ...

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Early life

The Doors

In January 1966, The Doors became the house band at The London Fog. According to Manzarek, "Nobody ever came in the place...an occasional sailor or two on leave, a few drunks. All in all it was a very depressing experience, but it gave us time to really get the music together." The same day The Doors were fired from The London Fog, they were hired to be the house band of the Whisky a Go Go. The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ...


The Doors' first contract was with Columbia Records,in 1965. After a few months of inactivity, they learned they were on Columbia's drop list. At that point they asked to be released from their contract. After a few months of live gigs, Jac Holzman "rediscovered" the Doors and signed them to Elektra Records. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Jac Holzman founded Elektra Records in 1950 and Nonesuch Records in 1964. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...


The Doors lacked a bassist, so Manzarek usually played the bass parts on a Fender Rhodes piano Bass. His signature sound is that of the Vox Continental organ, an instrument used by many other psychedelic rock bands of the era. He later used a Gibson G-101 Kalamazoo (which looks like a Farfisa) because the Italian Continental keys "sticked" and remained "down" without pushing it. Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Fender redirects here. ... A Rhodes piano A Rhodes piano is an electromechanical musical instrument, a brand of electric piano. ... The Vox Continental is a transistor-based combo organ that was introduced in 1962. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. ... Farfisa is a brand name for a series of electronic organs and later multitimbral keyboards, made in Ancona in the Marche region of Italy. ...


Manzarek occasionally sang for The Doors, including the live recordings of "Close To You," "You Need Meat (Don't Go No Further)", and "Tightrope Ride," as well a studio outtake of "You Need Meat" from the L.A. Woman sessions, which was included on the 40th anniversary reissue of the album. He also sang on the last two Doors albums, recorded after Morrison's death, Other Voices and Full Circle. For the illustrated magazine, see Studio Magazine. ... L.A. Woman was the last Doors album released with Jim Morrison before his death. ... Other Voices is a studio album by rock band The Doors. ... Full Circle is the second album The Doors released without Jim Morrison and also their last. ...


On August 4, 2006, Manzarek hosted a program on BBC Radio 2 about the 40th anniversary of the recording of "Light My Fire" and The Doors' musical and "spiritual" influences. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. ... This article is about The Doors song. ...


Later career and influence

Manzarek has released nine solo albums, starting with The Golden Scarab. He recorded a rock adaptation of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (1983) with Philip Glass, produced Echo and the Bunnymen and Los Angeles band X, played with Iggy Pop and backed San Francisco poet Michael McClure's poetry readings. Ray also worked extensively with Hearts of Fire screenwriter and former SCR front man Scott Richardson[1] on a series of spoken word and blues recordings entitled Tornado Souvenirs. Carl Orff Carl Orff (July 10, 1895) – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, most famous for Carmina Burana (1937). ... This article is about Carl Orffs musical composition based on the medieval collection of poems. ... Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is a three-times Academy Award-nominated American composer. ... Echo & the Bunnymen is a British rock group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other bands named X, see X (band). ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Michael McClure, an American poet, playwright, songwriter and novelist, was born in Marysville, Kansas on (October 20, 1932) before moving to San Francisco as a young man. ... Originally written by Scott Richardson, Hearts of Fire was rewritten by Joe Eszterhas because the studio felt that Richardson was, in their eyes, a baby writer and not experienced enough to take on the responsibility of a starring vehicle for Bob Dylan. ... // The early years The SRC (short for Scott Richardson Case) was a Detroit/Ann Arbor based rock band from the late 1960s. ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


His memoir, Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors, was published in 1998. The Poet in Exile (2001) is a novel exploring the urban legend that Jim Morrison may have faked his death. Manzarek's second novel, Snake Moon, released in April 2006, is a Civil War ghost story. Light My Fire is a memoir published in 1998 by The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ...


After living many years in Beverly Hills, Manzarek resides in Napa County, California in a house he remodeled extensively. For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Napa Valley redirects here. ...


In popular culture

In Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors, Manzarek was played by Kyle MacLachlan. MacLachlan's performance was the only aspect of the film Manzarek praised[citation needed]. William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... The Doors is a 1991 film about Jim Morrison and The Doors. ... Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959, in Yakima, Washington) is a Golden Globe award winning American actor. ...


Books

  • Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors (1998) ISBN 0-425-17045-4
  • The Poet in Exile (2001) Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002 paperback: ISBN 1-56025-447-5
  • Snake Moon (2006) ISBN 1-59780-041-4

Light My Fire is a memoir published in 1998 by The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek. ...

References

  1. ^ Hearts of Fire (1987)

External links

Persondata
NAME Manzarek, Ray
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Manczarek, Raymond Feldmann
SHORT DESCRIPTION Musician, keyboardist, Filmmaker
DATE OF BIRTH February 12, 1939
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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