Ray Manzarek Fast Facts – Birthday 2/12/39
Posted 2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ray Manzarek Fast Facts – Birthday 2/12/39

  • Keyboardist for The Doors.
  • Met Jim Morrison while attending UCLA for a Master of Fine Arts.
  • In conjunction with Morrison’s vocals, Manzarek’s organ playing led the band.
  • The Golden Scarab was his first solo album.
  • Formed the band Ray Manzarek’s Nite City.
  • Helped to produce the band X’s punk album Los Angeles.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger reformed in 2002 to tour singing songs from The Doors albums.
  • August 16, 2012 was declared The Doors Day by the city of West Hollywood.
  • Portrayed by Kyle MacLauchlan in Oliver Stone’s 1991 movie The Doors.
  • Published an autobiography in 1998 titled Light My Fire: My Life with the Doors.
  • Wrote two other novels titled The Poet in Exile and Love Her Madly.


  • Born Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. on February 12, 1939
  • Married to Dorothy Manzarek, and they have one child together.


  • Solo
    • The Golden Scarab (1974)
    • The Whole Thing Started With Rock and Roll Now It’s out of Control (1974)
    • Nite City (1977)
    • Carmina Burana (1983)
    • Love Lion (1993)
    • Atonal Head (2006)
    • Love Her Madly (2006)
    • Ballads Before the Rain (2008)
    • Translucent Blues (2011)
    • The Doors
      • The Doors (1967)
      • Strange Days (1967)
      • Waiting for the Sun (1968)
      • The Soft Parade (1969)
      • Morrison Hotel (1970)
      • Absolutely Live (1970)
      • Other Voices (1971)
      • L.A. Woman (1971)
      • Full Circle (1972)
      • Live in Vancouver 1970 (2010)


  • The Doors- multi-platinum (2007)


  • Top Blues Album
    • Translucent Blues #6
    • Billboard Top 200
      • The Whole Thing Started With Rock and Roll Now It’s out of Control #150


  • The Golden Scarab (full album)-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIRet7u0o0
  • The Doors- “Light My Fire”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdV6Q-WQFeU


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Official Website: http://www.raymanzarek.us/

Official Website of Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek: http://www.rayandrobby.com/






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