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July 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
 Momentum appears to be building for a reunion of surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore to perform together in memory of the group's keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May  at age 74. Densmore told The Times recently that he hoped to come together with Krieger to play music again. “I said to Robby recently, 'Why don't we in the near future maybe have a reunion and play some Doors songs in honor of Ray with some great local musicians?
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July 7, 2013 | By August Brown
Several of the biggest names in country music took the stage in Norman, Okla., on Saturday to raise money for victims of a recent spate of tornadoes there. Garth Brooks, Toby Keith (who organized the show and lives in Norman), Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson were among the acts that performed at the University of Oklahoma's  Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to an estimated crowd of 65,000. Funds from ticket sales and donations will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma, which established a fund for victims of tornadoes in the region, including the devastating May tornado in  nearby Moore that killed dozens.
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September 7, 1995 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robbie Krieger has nothing against the '60s. That's where his career and reputation began, as guitarist for the Doors. Just don't trap him in the role of some kind of oldies act, he says. Part of the problem is that after the death of Doors singer Jim Morrison in 1971, Krieger essentially left pop music for some lesser-known experiments instrumental jazz-rock.
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July 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
 Momentum appears to be building for a reunion of surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore to perform together in memory of the group's keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who died of cancer in May  at age 74. Densmore told The Times recently that he hoped to come together with Krieger to play music again. “I said to Robby recently, 'Why don't we in the near future maybe have a reunion and play some Doors songs in honor of Ray with some great local musicians?
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March 5, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
When people speak of the Doors' "Light My Fire,"it's not uncommon for phrases such as "Jim Morrison's poetic genius" to come up. That leaves former Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, who actually wrote the '60s classic, feeling just a bit underappreciated. "I don't mind it so much, just so long as people don't think Jose Feliciano wrote 'Light My Fire,' " Krieger said, laughing, by phone from a Beverly Hills recording studio recently.
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August 15, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich
When Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger reformed the Doors with a comeback gig at the Whisky at last year's Sunset Strip Music Festival, it was the hottest ticket at the event, with landmark songs like "Riders of the Storm" and "Light My Fire" echoing once again at the club where the band first made its mark. This year's festival is giving the iconic '60s band an even larger spotlight. Now in its fifth year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival once again pays homage to the Strip's illustrious musical heritage with an event at the House of Blues on Thursday that will pay tribute to the Doors with Krieger, Manzarek and John Densmore in attendance.
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February 24, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, Arkush is a Times staff writer
The Doors were in the dumps. "We need more songs," Jim Morrison told the band at a rehearsal session in the fall of 1966. Lead guitarist Robby Krieger went home and wrote a song. He called it "Light My Fire." The music world called it a hit. It stayed No. 1 for three months. The band, with its psychedelic sound and Morrison's seductive stage presence, represented the dangers and temptations of rock music in the late '60s and early '70s.
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July 7, 2013 | By August Brown
Several of the biggest names in country music took the stage in Norman, Okla., on Saturday to raise money for victims of a recent spate of tornadoes there. Garth Brooks, Toby Keith (who organized the show and lives in Norman), Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson were among the acts that performed at the University of Oklahoma's  Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to an estimated crowd of 65,000. Funds from ticket sales and donations will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma, which established a fund for victims of tornadoes in the region, including the devastating May tornado in  nearby Moore that killed dozens.
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August 7, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Blueternative" is how singer-bassist Berry Oakley Jr. describes the music of his Oakley Krieger Band. It's a simple way of letting people know that the quartet is influenced by the classic blues-rock of the '60s and '70s as well as the alternative guitar rock of the '80s and '90s. For the Los Angeles-based group, which plays Saturday at Hogue Barmichael's in Newport Beach, both dimensions of its sonic mix are a natural fit.
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May 6, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
So who can blame Doors guitarist Robby Krieger for wanting to cash in on a little notoriety--isn't that, after all, in the earliest tradition of the Doors? And doesn't he have as much right as anyone? Oliver Stone's movie may have been about Jim Morrison, but Krieger's the guy who wrote "Light My Fire." The real question posed by his concert at the Wadsworth Theater on Saturday, however, was whether Krieger would embrace Doors nostalgia at the cost of his own music.
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June 13, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
It was a battle that John Densmore wishes didn't require  the beating of his drum, but one that his conscience wouldn't let him sidestep when he decided to sue his former bandmates in the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger. At issue was their use of the Doors' name for a new round of touring without long-departed lead singer Jim Morrison. Densmore's case against his fellow surviving members of the L.A. rock quartet -- and their $40-million counter-suit against him -- forms the core of Densmore's new book, “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes On Trial” (Baker & Taylor, $24.95)
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May 21, 2013 | Randy Lewis
When the Doors were still a fledgling quartet, and the band members were honing their chops playing five sets a night at the London Fog club in Hollywood, it wasn't rock stardom on keyboardist Ray Manzarek's mind as he and his three bandmates laid down an extended jam for their debut album that ran more than seven minutes. Manzarek was thinking more of one of his jazz heroes when he cribbed some of John Coltrane's ideas from the saxophonist's recording of "My Favorite Things" for his own solo in the song that would become the Doors' signature hit, and one of the defining singles of the 1960s: "Light My Fire.
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May 20, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the founding member of the Doors whose piercing electric organ sound defined their career-establishing hit “Light My Fire” and most of the L.A. group's cornerstone songs, died Monday in Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, his publicist said. He was 74. "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement.  "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade.  Ray was a huge part of my life, and I will always miss him. " Manzarek and Jim Morrison decided to form a band built around Morrison's poetry after they met in Venice, Calif., in 1965, while both were attending film school at UCLA.
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May 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Jimmy Fallon, who has made high art out of his impersonation of Neil Young, gets a shot at getting inside the mind -- and tight leather pants -- of another Rock and Roll Hall of Famemember on his show tonight when he fills in for the Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison during an appearance by the group's original drummer, John Densmore. With a lot of help from Fallon's house band, the Roots, they plan to tackle the Doors' rave-up “Roadhouse Blues,” in which Fallon will get to spout that classic opening line, “Well I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer.” GRAPHIC: Jimmy Fallon's musical moments Densmore, 68, is visiting Fallon's show to discuss his new book, “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial.” No, it's not an account of the notorious criminal case in Florida in which Morrison was charged with indecent exposure during a concert.
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August 15, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich
When Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger reformed the Doors with a comeback gig at the Whisky at last year's Sunset Strip Music Festival, it was the hottest ticket at the event, with landmark songs like "Riders of the Storm" and "Light My Fire" echoing once again at the club where the band first made its mark. This year's festival is giving the iconic '60s band an even larger spotlight. Now in its fifth year, the Sunset Strip Music Festival once again pays homage to the Strip's illustrious musical heritage with an event at the House of Blues on Thursday that will pay tribute to the Doors with Krieger, Manzarek and John Densmore in attendance.
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November 22, 2011 | By Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
At first glance, the Doors seem to be an unusual object of study for Greil Marcus, the music critic and cultural historian who likes to draw connections between punk music and world history ("Lipstick Traces") or Elvis Presley and the American myth ("Mystery Train"). The Los Angeles band is, after all, an act that these days mainly gets airplay for a few scattered hits such as "Light My Fire" and "Break on Through (To the Other Side). " They wouldn't seem substantial enough for Marcus' intense gaze.
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May 20, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the founding member of the Doors whose piercing electric organ sound defined their career-establishing hit “Light My Fire” and most of the L.A. group's cornerstone songs, died Monday in Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, his publicist said. He was 74. "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement.  "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade.  Ray was a huge part of my life, and I will always miss him. " Manzarek and Jim Morrison decided to form a band built around Morrison's poetry after they met in Venice, Calif., in 1965, while both were attending film school at UCLA.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Jimmy Fallon, who has made high art out of his impersonation of Neil Young, gets a shot at getting inside the mind -- and tight leather pants -- of another Rock and Roll Hall of Famemember on his show tonight when he fills in for the Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison during an appearance by the group's original drummer, John Densmore. With a lot of help from Fallon's house band, the Roots, they plan to tackle the Doors' rave-up “Roadhouse Blues,” in which Fallon will get to spout that classic opening line, “Well I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer.” GRAPHIC: Jimmy Fallon's musical moments Densmore, 68, is visiting Fallon's show to discuss his new book, “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial.” No, it's not an account of the notorious criminal case in Florida in which Morrison was charged with indecent exposure during a concert.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Blueternative" is how singer-bassist Berry Oakley Jr. describes the music of his Oakley Krieger Band. It's a simple way of letting people know that the quartet is influenced by the classic blues-rock of the '60s and '70s as well as the alternative guitar rock of the '80s and '90s. For the Los Angeles-based group, which plays Saturday at Hogue Barmichael's in Newport Beach, both dimensions of its sonic mix are a natural fit.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1995 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robbie Krieger has nothing against the '60s. That's where his career and reputation began, as guitarist for the Doors. Just don't trap him in the role of some kind of oldies act, he says. Part of the problem is that after the death of Doors singer Jim Morrison in 1971, Krieger essentially left pop music for some lesser-known experiments instrumental jazz-rock.
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