It has been exactly 10 long years since Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim on May 20, 2013 at the age of 74. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Today, fans of Ray Manzarek along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Manzarek, a cultural icon
Born Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. in Chicago on February 12, 1939, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Manzarek was not just a great musician, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 10 years since the tragic loss of Ray Manzarek and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Ray Manzarek is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Ray Manzarek.
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