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RIP Ray Manzarek


the doors

Ray Manzarek , keyboard player extraordinaire for The Doors,  died yesterday, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.

I’ve been a huge fan of this group from my early teens. The kind of group and music that will live on forever.

I can remember visiting LA many years ago in the late summer and the music of The Doors seemed to be playing everywhere; in particular LA Woman, one of their biggest hits. Long after the group had disbanded, their music still fresh, relevant and moving.

Jim Morrison was a huge part of The Doors success but the group would not have been the same without the magical touch of Ray Manzarek on keyboard.

I like to think those two are jamming together tonight. 🙂 Unless of course those rumours about Jim still being alive are true.

RIP Ray Manzarek.

You will live on forever in the memorable, magical music that you’ve given all of us.


Here’s a classic Door’s song from YouTube and one of my many favorites:

LA Woman


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

8 thoughts on “RIP Ray Manzarek

  1. I hope he rests in peace. Another talented soul leaves this place.

  2. They don’t have groups and talented musicians like that anymore. Their music still is so amazing, fresh and as you’ve said above, relevant even now. RIP Ray. I hope you and Jim are jamming together too.

  3. Ah, the Doors…they made music that was alive and passionate. RIP sir, thank you for the music that will live on.

  4. nice…jim was the first poet outside of shel silverstein i read…i was heavy into the doors in highschool…sad to lose another….

  5. Hi Talon, And far too soon. But he had an amazing life from what I read and he’s left such a musical legacy behind. The Doors will live on…

    Hi Joe, Isn’t that a great thought, Jim and Ray jamming in the clouds. 🙂 But what about those sightings of Jim in Brazil, selling cars?

    Hi Ruinwen, Yes, alive and passionate, that’s for sure. I listened to this YouTube of LA Woman a couple of times today and it really got me feeling energized. LOVE that song!

    Hi Brian, Some talented poets, that’s for sure. Have you read: No One Gets Out of Here Alive? That’s a page turner. About Jim and the Doors, might look for a copy for a re-read soon.

    Thanks for stopping by, G

  6. now it,s doing it here say OOPS that didn’t go too well trying again, I love the doors and i hope He gets to sing in heaven…and damn comment stop tellling OOPS that didn’t go too well, imbecile

  7. AAH IT WORKED FINALLY I put my link to my blog first and then it worked how silly

  8. To this day I love listening to The Doors. I wish I had grown up when they were playing.

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