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3rd September 1968: American psychedelic rock band, The Doors during a press conference at Heathrow Airport, London (left to right); drummer John Densmore, keyboard player Ray Mansarek, vocalist Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971) and guitarist Robby Krieger. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Today (February 12) would have been Ray Manzarek’s 79th birthday, and while the legendary keyboardist and founding member of The Doors may be gone, he’s certainly not forgotten and neither are those crazy tales of The Doors coming up through the 60s L.A. rock scene.

Check out this clip of Manzarek recalling the moment that led to The Doors being fired from being the house band at The Whisky A Go Go.  The way he tells the story makes you feel like you’re there.

Ray Manzarek Whisky A Go Go Story

Doors founder and keyboardist, Ray Manzarek recounts the night the Doors were fired as the Whisky house band. From TV Rock Doc "Temples of Rock" (2003)

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.