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Ray Manzarek

Posted on 21/05/2013

Another one of the true greats has left us. His playing was highly innovative and soulful, making seemingly incompatible genres work perfectly together. He made rock and roll keyboard playing so much richer, and made a lasting mark on at least three instruments: The Vox Continental, the Rhodes Bass and the Fender Rhodes. By the way, the interview above is from a fantastic documentary about the Fender Rhodes, Down The Rhodes, featuring a very impressive line-up of keyboard giants, whose recordings, like Manzarek’s with the Doors, made the Rhodes the legendary instrument it is today.