Ray Manzarek Biography


Ray Manzarek

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Birth Name: Ray Manzarek
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age: 78 Years
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Ray Manzarek full name Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a founding member and keyboardist. He was best known for performing several live shows. He was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to parents Helena and Raymond Manczarek, Sr. He was American and was of Polish ethnicity. He was six feet tall.

He was married man. He got married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967. The couple remained married until the death of Ray Manzarek. They had one son together named Pablo Manzarek and three grandchildren.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare kind of cancer which strikes its bile duct and for the treatment he went to Germany. He died on May 20, 2013 while having the treatment in a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany at the age of 74.

He attended Everett Elementary School on South Bell Street and attended St. Rita High School in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in economics. He was a co-founding member of Nite City. His net worth was 25 million dollars.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

1939 12th of February

He was best known for performing several live shows. He was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to parents Helena and Raymond Manczarek, Sr. He was American and was of Polish ethnicity. He was six feet tall.

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Went to University of California, Los Angeles

1962

He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in economics. Afterwards, in 1962, he attended University of California, Los Angeles from 1962 to 1965. He studied in the Department of Cinematography. While he was there he met Jim Morrison and his future wife.

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Door became house band

1966 of January

Manzarek and his mate Jim Morrison cofounded the Doors and in January 1966, the Door became the house band at the London Fog which was nightclub of 1960s on the Sunset Strip. The Doors' first recording contract was with Columbia Records

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Married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa

1967 21st of December

He was married man. He got married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967. The couple remained married until the death of Ray Manzarek. They had one son together named Pablo Manzarek and three grandchildren.

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Released his first solo album

1974

He released his first solo album and that was in year 1964. The name of album was “The Golden Scarab". He released that album from Doors. "The Whole Thing Started with Rock and Roll Now It's Out of Control", Carmina Burana and many more were his popular solo albums.

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Co-founder of Nite City

1977

Nite City was a rock group from Los Angeles, USA. Ray was one of the cofounder of that group. The group recorded and released two albums in 1977 and 1978 on the 20th Century Record label entitled "Nite City" and "Golden Days Diamond Nights ".

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Formed the Band, Manzarek–Krieger

2001

In 2001, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger formed rock band. They were also known as The Doors of the 21st Century, D21C, and Riders on the Storm. He was the active member of that band until his death that was in year 2013.

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Died in, Rosenheim, Germany

2013 20th of May

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare kind of cancer which strikes its bile duct and for the treatment he went to Germany. He died on May 20, 2013 while having the treatment in a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany at the age of 74.

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