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#2086048 - 05/20/13 10:52 PM Ray Manzarek is dead.
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#2087145 - 05/23/13 02:24 AM Re: Ray Manzarek is dead. [Re: rocket88]
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Originally Posted By: rocket88


I couldn't agree more. I remember the July morning in 1971, (I think that was a Tuesday too!) when I heard Jim Morrison was dead, who would have thought the three remaining members, Ray, John Densmore and Robbie Krieger would live more than another 40 years?

I still can't get the descending right hand thirds intervals in the intro to "Riders on the Storm" to my satisfaction, either in smoothness or eveness and I still find the timing in "Love Street" difficult, in fact, again, I cannot play it to my satisfaction.

I am unsure I always get the bass "G"s on the 4th beat of LA Woman right, (Do I miss them occasionally? Yes, I think I do)and I think he must have had superb seperate hands technique and ability.

It seems not many here are overly concerned or appreciative of a great American pop/rock keyboards player.

What a shame.

Thanks for the challenges you have left keyboard players, Ray, they really do help musical development and imrove ability, for me anyway, if for no-one else.

Great Music from a Great Musician.

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