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Ray Manzarek Biography

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Ray Manzarek

Facts of Ray Manzarek

Date of Birth: 1939 , February-12
Date of Death: 2013 , May-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name John Rich
Birth Name John Rich
Nick Name Laura
Father Nigel Allen
Mother Elaine Allen
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States of America
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer-songwriter
Net Worth $6 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 34-23-33
Breast Size 34
Waist size 23
Hip Size 33
Shoe Size 10(US)
Weight in KG 50 kg
Famous for Vocals, bass guitar, guitar
Married Yes
Married to Joan Rich (m. 2008)
Children N/A
Divorce N/A
Working For Big & Rich
Face Color White
Education McGill University
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
TV Show The Night Shift Since 2014
Siblings Amelia Allen, Dan Allen
Salary N/A
Awards N/A
Religion Christianity
Boyfriend Corey Sevier
Neck Size 9.1
Movies The Vow (2012)
Special Title Travel writer
Affair with Joan Rich
Girlfriend Joan Rich
Music Group Big & Rich (Since 1998), Lonestar (1992 – 1998), MuzikMafia (Since 2001)
Sisters Amy
Chest Size 44 in
Books Curbing It
Tattoo(s) 117 pounds
Albums Son of a Preacher Man

Quick Timeline of Ray Manzarek

1939 Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States
1967 Married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa
2013 Died in, Rosenheim, Germany
1962 Went to University of California, Los Angeles
1966 Door became house band
1977 Co-founder of Nite City
2001 Formed the Band, Manzarek–Krieger
1974 Released his first solo album

Detail Timeline of Ray Manzarek

February 12 , 1939

Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

 He was best known for performing several live shows. He was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to parents Helena and Raymond Manczarek, Sr. He was American and was of Polish ethnicity. He was six feet tall.

December 21 , 1967

Married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa

He was married man. He got married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967. The couple remained married until the death of Ray Manzarek. They had one son together named Pablo Manzarek and three grandchildren.

May 20 , 2013

Died in, Rosenheim, Germany

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare kind of cancer which strikes its bile duct and for the treatment he went to Germany. He died on May 20, 2013 while having the treatment in a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany at the age of 74.

1962

Went to University of California, Los Angeles

He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in economics. Afterwards, in 1962, he attended University of California, Los Angeles from 1962 to 1965. He studied in the Department of Cinematography. While he was there he met Jim Morrison and his future wife.

1966

Door became house band

Manzarek and his mate Jim Morrison cofounded the Doors and in January 1966, the Door became the house band at the London Fog which was nightclub of 1960s on the Sunset Strip. The Doors' first recording contract was with Columbia Records

1977

Co-founder of Nite City

Nite City was a rock group from Los Angeles, USA. Ray was one of the cofounder of that group.  The group recorded and released two albums in 1977 and 1978 on the 20th Century Record label entitled "Nite City" and "Golden Days Diamond Nights ".

2001

Formed the Band, Manzarek–Krieger

In 2001, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger formed rock band. They were also known as The Doors of the 21st Century, D21C, and Riders on the Storm.  He was the active member of that band until his death that was in year 2013.

1974

Released his first solo album

He released his first solo album and that was in year 1964. The name of album was “The Golden Scarab".  He released that album from Doors. "The Whole Thing Started with Rock and Roll Now It's Out of Control", Carmina Burana and many more were his popular solo albums.

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He was married man. He got married to Dorothy Aiko Fujikawa in Los Angeles on December 21, 1967. The couple remained married until the death of Ray Manzarek. They had one son together named Pablo Manzarek and three grandchildren.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare kind of cancer which strikes its bile duct and for the treatment he went to Germany. He died on May 20, 2013 while having the treatment in a hospital in Rosenheim, Germany at the age of 74.

He attended Everett Elementary School on South Bell Street and attended St. Rita High School in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University with a degree in economics. He was a co-founding member of Nite City. His net worth was 25 million dollars.