Remembering the Artists
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May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek of The Doors dies at age 74

Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison
Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, died on Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, following a battle with bile duct cancer at at age 74.
Singer Jim Morrison and Manzarek formed The Doors in 1965 after a chance meeting at Los Angeles' Venice Beach, and Ray Manzarek's keyboard work would go on to be a the driving sound of hits like "Break On Through to the Other Side" and "Light My Fire."

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