Today (February 12th) marks what would have been the 82nd biirthday of co-founding Doors' co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Manzarek died on May 20th, 2013 at age 74 in Rosenheim, Germany at the RoMed Clinic following a long battle with bile duct cancer. Manzarek was surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek. Manzarek is survived by Dorothy, their son Pablo, his wife Sharmin, and their three children Noah, Apollo, and Camille.
Last year saw the release of The Doors: Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek. The feature is an all-star hybrid concert/documentary filmed in 2016 at L.A.'s Fonda Theatre, featuring the surviving members Doors — guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore — who performed with each other on stage for the first time in 15 years to celebrate Manzarek's live and work.
Also appearing were Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, Stone Temple Pilots‘ Robert DeLeo, Paul McCartney‘s Brian Ray, X‘s Exene and John Doe, Jane’s Addiction‘s Stephen Perkins, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes, and more.