THE DOORS: Manzarek Tribute Concert Coming Together
The plans for the surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, to pay tribute to the band’s late keyboardist Ray Manzarek are moving forward.
Krieger says, “We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl [in Los Angeles] for a big concert this summer. We’ve teamed up with [promoter] Live Nation and they are helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be. John and I will be there and we’ve had a lot of interest. Since he’s been gone, we really haven’t had any kind of real tribute for him, except at his funeral service. We want people to remember Ray for everything he has done. There are so many musicians and fans who have learned so much from him.”
Manzarek died last May from cancer at the age of 74. Singer Jim Morrison died in 1971.