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45 Years Ago: Ray Manzarek Fills in For a Passed Out Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison made a career of nodding off at inopportune moments. He passed out when the rest of the Doors were expecting him in the studio. He passed out in the studio. He passed out before concerts and after concerts. And sometimes, like on Sept. 15, 1968, he passed out during concerts -- onstage as the audience and his bandmates watched him collapse into an unwashed mound of rock-star excess.

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John Densmore and Robby Krieger Considering Ray Manzarek Tribute

A couple months ago, John Densmore hinted that he and his former Doors bandmate Robby Krieger had buried the hatchet after a long feud and were even considering doing a tribute show for Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May. Seems it wasn't just idle chitchat: Krieger now says that tribute concert could happen early next year.

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47 Years Ago: The Doors’ ‘Waiting for the Sun’ Album Released

The Doors' third album, 'Waiting for the Sun,' was released on July 11, 1968.

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The Doors Sell Ray Manzarek Memorial Shirts for Charity

The world lost a true star when Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek succumbed to bile duct cancer on May 20. The band is celebrating his legacy with a fundraising effort designed to help others suffering from the disease.

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The Doors’ John Densmore Reacts to Ray Manzarek’s Death

News of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek's death sent grief through the rock community yesterday (May 20), with many of his peers sharing their sadness via social networks. Perhaps none was more keenly felt, however, than that of Manzarek's longtime musical partner, Doors drummer John Densmore.

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Ray Manzarek of the Doors Dies: Rockers React on Twitter

The death of the Doors' founding member and keyboardist Ray Manzarek has sent ripples through the classic rock community, with many of his peers sharing their sadness and praising his contributions to music history on Twitter.

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The Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dies

Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboardist for the Doors, died today (May 20) at age 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

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Jim Morrison in Newly Discovered Interview: ‘Fat Is Beautiful’

He's been dead for decades -- and the subject of countless retrospectives ever since -- but that doesn't mean we've heard and seen everything Jim Morrison committed to tape before he passed away. The latest example? A newly unearthed candid interview the Doors front man gave to director and journalist Howard Smith in 1969.

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John Densmore of the Doors Hopes New Memoir Will Mend Fences With His Former Bandmates

John Densmore won a court battle to keep the other surviving members of the Doors from using the band's name on new projects. Now, he's hoping to win back their friendship with a new book.

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On This Day in 1968 – The Doors Go Gold

On August 8th of 1968 the Doors album "Waiting For The Sun", with "Hello, I Love You" and "Not To Touch The Earth", was certified Gold.

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The Doors to Release New Song ‘She Smells So Nice’ Shortly

It’s been more than 40 years since Jim Morrison died, and we haven’t exactly had a shortage of Doors compilations over the ensuing decades, so you could be forgiven for thinking we’d heard everything there was to hear from the band’s original lineup.

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Kool 98 Celebrates the Birthday Of Jim Morrison Of The Doors [VIDEO]

Some people remember their first kiss or their first dog as a child. I don't really remember any of that, but I do remember the first time that I ever heard Jim Morrison sing.

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