Three essential stories from Ray Manzarek of The Doors

Ray Manzarek died Monday, May 20, 2013, at the age of 74. Here are some outstanding stories from the life of The Doors:

Three essential stories from Ray Manzarek of The Doors.

Three essential stories from Ray Manzarek of The Doors.

 

Ray Manzarek tells the story of “Riders on the Storm” —

Manzarek talks about the formation of The Doors and the composition of a few singles: “You have to be open to the energy. If you can open your heart to the energy — that great love energy of the creation of this entire universe — good things will happen to you. But you’ve got to believe. You’ve got to believe in the goodness. You have to open your heart to the energy. You can’t be afraid. We’re all riders on the storm. God bless you.”

“Ray Manzarek on the death of Jim Morrison” with an incredible slideshow of band photos:

PLUS: “Ray Manzarek: X’s Exene Cervenka, John Doe remember a friend” from the L.A. Times’ music blog.