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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)



BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE
by Thom The World Poet


Ray Manzarek left us today-opener of THE DOORS
using keyboards as a lead instrument/working with poet Jim Morrison
Collectively writing as a group-with jazz/Latin/classical /poetic aspects
That is why we remember him!Adding muse to lyrics/atmosphere to sound tracks
After Jim left-he tried to hold the doors open/had to move on
as a writer a film maker a musician.PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
MY EYES HAVE SEEN YOU/L A WOMAN
Jam band to LIGHT MY FIRE
With Ray Manzarek-WHEN THE MUSIC's OVER
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!

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RAY MANZAREK: FOCUS, POETRY AND SOUL

Ray Manzarek had the patience of a saint. He recognised the need for a thoughtful, carnal force in rock and roll that was not there before he opened The Doors.
The music remains inspiring and timeless. Every fourteen-year-old must have Beatles, Stones, Doors, Pistols,Hendrix, Dylan..these are a consummate collection of artists who wrote the book.P
Personally, I found Ray to be him a true renaissance gentleman.Part zen and part hedonist, kind and open, literary and spontaneous. He will live forever in the pantheon of popular music.
The Doors of Perception, indeed. God bless him and his family.

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