Ray Manzarek dies at 74; keyboardist for the Doors – latimes.com

Ray Manzarek dies at 74; keyboardist for the Doors – latimes.com.

I loved his organ solo on the album cut of “Light My Fire”.  I think the popularity of the lengthy album version helped boost FM radio since it was too long for AM airplay.  It helped mark the beginning of the FM AOR (Album Oriented Rock) radio format and the beginning of the end for AM radio’s influence in the music we listened to.

RIP, Ray Manzarek – AOR Pioneer

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