Category Archives: Ray Manzarek


Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he’s going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and acid haze he soon emerges as a star but his emotional and legal problems worsen, especially after melting down at the concert in Miami. Jim’s tired of performing […]

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Wild Child Plays Like The Doors

Tonight I decide to stay home and watch the documentary Muscle Shoals about many great singers appearing in a small Alabama town to record music. Down in the land of high humidity and slow-talking, Aretha Franklin enlivens everyone with pure and powerful vocals like those of Wilson Pickett and the Rolling Stones and others in […]

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Ray Manzarek Opens The Doors

Surveying the ballroom I’m pleased it’s similar to intimate clubs where The Doors generally played best. About five hundred people are filling the room and sipping drinks if they drink at all. For years, before my reformation, I would’ve viewed such mature restraint as an affront and camped at the two rear-corner bars. Ray Manzarek […]

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