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John Densmore on The Doors: Unhinged

Friday, July 05, 2013

Drummer John Densmore talks about his time in The Doors and about the conflicts that broke out as the band became more successful. His book The Doors: Unhinged is part memoir and part exploration of the what makes some people focus on attaining wealth, even at the expense of principles and friendships.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Ray Manzarek

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A chance encounter between keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison led to their founding what would become The Doors.  As Jeff Jampol, who manages the Doors’ estate, said, “Ray was the catalyst, he was the galvanizer.  He was the one that took Jim by the hand and took the band by the hand, and always kept pushing.  Without that guiding force, I don’t know if the Doors would have been.”  And there might not have been “Light My Fire,” which would become so associated with the Summer of Love.  Ray Manzarek died recently at the age of 74.  You can hear his conversation with Leonard from January 2002, when he was here to talk about his novel, The Poet in Exile.

 

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Ray Manzarek, The Doors' Founding Keyboardist, Dies At 74

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek, founding member of the legendary rock and roll band The Doors, has died at the age of 74, after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Densmore on The Doors: Unhinged

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Drummer John Densmore talks about his time in The Doors and about the conflicts that broke out as the band became more successful. His book The Doors: Unhinged is part memoir and part exploration of the what makes some people focus on attaining wealth, even at the expense of principles and friendships.

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