Description - Light My Fire - My Life With The Doors by Ray Manzarek
The Doors were arguably the most important rock-and-roll band of the sixties, unquestionably a catalyst for American music as we know it. Their music was the product of late-sixties southern California, with its idyllic facades. The Doors looked beyond these facades and wrote music about what they found, thus becoming the ultimate symbol for rebellion and alienation. Ray Manzarek co-founded the Doors with Jim Morrison in 1965. Together with Robby Krieger and John Densmore they created a legend. Their original mix of jazz, classical, Californian surf, Flamenco guitar and Chicago blues made an irreversible impact on the music of the day. And their worldwide popularity continues today with album sales of nearly two million a year. Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison were both UCLA Film School graduates, best friends and rarely apart until Morrison moved to Paris shortly before his death in 1971. What Ray Manzarek knows about Jim Morrison and the Doors, no one else does. His story gives illumination to the dark myths and lays to rest the rumours that have abounded about Jim Morrison and the band. Light My Fire truly gives us an insight into the times, the enigmatic lead singer, and the magi
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