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REMEMBERING RAY MANZAREK - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 12, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to RAY MANZAREK (1939). A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Manzarek was a co-founding member of legendary rock band THE DOORS. He was the group's keyboardist as well as one of their songwriters. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the band in 1993. Outside of The Doors, he was a founding member of Nite City and Manzarek-Krieger. Unfortunately, Manzarek passed away last year due to bile duct cancer.

Other notable music birthdays today include Three Dog Night bassist Joe Schermie (1946), Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald (1952), Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett (1950), bassist/producer Bill Laswell (1955), Go-Betweens' Grant McLennan (1958), and drummer Omar Hakim (1959).