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Remembering Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist For The Doors.

The mythology surrounding The Doors generally centers on its lead singer, Jim Morrison. Morrison is still considered one of rock's tortured poets, but The Doors' sound was based largely on Ray Manzarek's keyboard playing. His are the riffs immortalized in songs like "Riders on the Storm."

This interview was originally broadcast in 1998.

Obituary
06:51

Jac Holzman, Elektra Records

Record executive Jac Holzman founded Elektra Records in 1950, initially focusing on recording folk and ethnic music. In 1964 he founded Nonesuch Records. In the 1960s he signed on some of the big pop and rock voices of the era like Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Jackson Browne and The Doors. He talks about working with The Doors. Holzman headed Elektra Records for 23 years.

Interview
14:08

Ray Manzarek of 'The Doors'

Keyboard player and record producer Ray Manzarek was part of the rock band The Doors, which broke up after the death of lead singer Jim Morrison. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the band's formation. There's a new book out next month called, The Doors that gives an inside look at the band. It includes interviews with the three surviving members. Never before seen photos and previously untold stories are revealed.

Interview
07:09

Doors' Drummer John Densmore

After the breakup of The Doors, Densmore went on to play reggae music and got involved in theater and writing projects, penning his autobiography and publishing magazine articles. His current project is the group Tribal Jazz. Their self-titled debut album is now out in stores.

Interview
27:36

Keyboard player and record producer Ray Manzarek

Keyboard player and record producer Ray Manzarek talks about his experience playing in one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. The Doors disbanded after its lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. Since The Doors, Manzarek has produced four albums for the punk rock band X and recorded several solo albums. He also performs with Beat poet Michael McClure at nightclubs and on college campuses.

22:24

From the Archives: Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek.

The Doors's keyboard player Ray Manzerek. Last year, his autobiography "Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors" was published. Manzerek talks about his experience playing in one of the 1960's most influential bands. The Doors disbanded after its lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. Since The Doors, Manzerek has produced four albums for the punk rock band X and recorded several solo albums. He also performs with Beat poet Michael McClure at nightclubs and on college campuses.(THIS INTERVIEW CONTINUES INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW) (Rebroadcast of 7/6/98)

Interview
11:06

From the Archives: Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman.

The founder of Elektra Records, Jac Holzman. talks about working with The Doors. Holzman wrote about his years in the record business in "Follow the Music: The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture." Rebroadcast of 7/7/98

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