John, Robby, and Alt-Rock Royalty Light Up The Fonda In Celebration of Ray Manzarek

“Is everybody in?” John Densmore of the Doors asked the crowd gathered Friday night at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Standing beside him was his old friend and musical partner, guitarist Robby Krieger, who added, “Let the ceremony begin.” SIDEBAR Ray Manzarek Through the Years » The words were lifted from the band’s 1970 tune “Celebration …

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Daily Wisdom From Ray Manzarek

“Basically the Doors were a solid unit because we believed in our music so any little things that came up would just be day-to-day shit.” –Ray Manzarek speaking with Sounds, December 1973.

Ray Manzarek Reveals Jim Morrison’s Songwriting Process

“To remember the lyrics he would think of melodies and then they would stay in his head. He had melodies and lyrics in his head, and he would sing them a cappella, and we would eke out the arrangements.” – Ray Manzarek on Jim’s songwriting process.