~ There'll be Chocolate, if God wills it. ~
"You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King
Ah that is too bad..I remember meeting my roommate at college,who was a big Doors fan,while I hadn't paid much attention..we ended up drinking a fifth of rum and coke,listened to the Doors and became friends..RIP Ray..
...Ray was to the keyboard, what DaVinci was to art...his ethereal playing style defined The Doors, and leant more than most probably would accept-to the Lizard King's vocals...Peace Ray, as you break on through to the clearing...
Rest in peace at the clearing.
One of the greats, that's for sure. His carnival style keyboarding, combined with Robby's awesome Flamenco guitar, gave the Doors a distinctive sound that's never been matched. I imagine Rock-n-Roll heaven sounds a lot funkier now. I can see Jim waiting at the pearly gates, bottle of whiskey in one hand, a notebook full of new songs in the other, saying, "Bout time you got here, man. Got a whole buncha new songs for you to check out. Dig this...".
Rest In Peace, Ray.
Another member of the greatest generation of artists gone. RIP Ray!
He seemed so full of life even in his older years, I just heard an interview with him a short time ago and he seemed like the same young guy he was in the 1960's. Your music was an inspiration, Ray!