Tuesday, 21 May 2013

RIP: Ray Manzarek

Sad to hear of the death of Ray Manzarek today. As the keyboard player in The Doors he is/was a very important contributor to the soundtrack of my life. Of course, much is made of his role in The Doors but I'll always remember him for a staggeringly different piece of music. And that's his 1983 collaboration with Philip Glass for a version of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Not what you'd expect from the co-writer of 'Light my Fire', 'The End' and 'People are Strange'. But very enjoyable and my route into the appreciation of Orff's masterpiece.

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