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#Doors6Music - Help pick the Ultimate Ray Manzarek Playlist

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The sad news came out this week that iconic keyboard player, Ray Manzarek, passed away after a battle with cancer. Hailing from Chicago, he created a signature sound which helped define The Doors with his legacy and significance undeniable.

As a result, this week on Now Playing we’d like to invite you to contribute your track suggestions for the Ultimate Doors Playlist in memory of Manzarek which we’ll play out between 7-8pm.

To begin with we’ll play some of the big tracks which have emerged this week online, followed by 30-minutes worth of tunes picked by The Quietus.

To give you a few ideas of things you could pick to honour such an important musician in recent popular music, you could go for:
• Your favourite tracks he played on in The Doors, Nite City or his solo work
• Other artists he’s worked with such as Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, Weird Al Yankovic or Echo and The Bunnymen
• Other acts who used the keyboard to play the bassline which he pioneered – Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder or The White Stripes
• Some of his contemporaries and Doors label mates on Elektra like MC5, The Stooges, Love and Tim Buckley

You choose the music so let us know what you want us to play by commenting on Facebook or here on the blog, Tweet #Doors6Music, email us at or add a track onto our collaborative Spotify Playlist.

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