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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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Krieger and Densmore plan Doors reunion

Krieger and Densmore plan Doors reunion

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Guitarist Robby Krieger says he and drummer John Densmore plan to perform a U.S. reunion show to honor Ray Manzarek, their late band mate from The Doors.
The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dead at 74

The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dead at 74

ROSENHEIM, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, co-founder of The Doors, has died of bile-duct cancer at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, the band's Facebook page said.

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Doors exhibit to open at Rock Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, May 23 (UPI) -- Los Angeles rock icons the Doors said they are looking forward to celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new exhibit this week.

History, box-set bring Doors reunion

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The three surviving members of The Doors have reunited for an upcoming box-set and an oral history of their time on the U.S. rock scene.

Business is strange with the Doors

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek says drummer John Densmore should hop on board with him and guitarist Robby Kreiger and quit fighting them.

The Doors drummer wins suit over old mates

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Former Doors drummer John Densmore has stopped former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from touring as "The Doors of the 21st Century."

Doors memebers working on new music

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 (UPI) -- The veteran rock band, now known as the Doors of the 21st Century, entered a studio in May and began work on a new album with hopes of release this year.

Danny Sugerman dies of cancer at 50

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Danny Sugerman, manager of the Doors and the co-author of a best-selling Jim Morrison biography, died in Los Angeles of lung cancer complications. He was 50.

When are The Doors not The Doors?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Two members of the classic rock band The Doors are reconstituting the group, but a former band mate is challenging their legal right to use the name The Doors.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

When are The Doors not The Doors?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) --
Ray Manzarek

Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., better known as Ray Manzarek (born 12 February 1939), is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder, and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the Doors of the 21st Century (renamed Riders on the Storm) since 2001.

Ray Manzarek is of Polish descent, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, as were his parents. Growing up, he took private piano lessons from Bruno Michelotti and others. He originally wanted to play basketball, however he only wanted to play power forward or center, but when he was 16 his coach said either he plays guard or no basketball and he quit. Ray mentions if it was not for that ultimatum he may never been in The Doors. He went to Everett Elementary School on S. Bell St. and attended St. Rita High School in Chicago.

In 1962-65, he studied in the Department of Cinematography at UCLA, where he met another film student named Jim Morrison. Forty days after finishing film school, thinking they had gone their separate ways, they met by chance. Morrison said he had written some songs, and Manzarek expressed an interest in hearing them, whereupon Morrison sang a rough version of "Moonlight Drive."

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