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Ray Manzarek

Legendary Rock Club

Honoring Doors Death

5/20/2013 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's the kind of memorial rock stars dream of ... famed Sunset Strip nightclub Whisky a Go Go -- where The Doors got their start back in the 60s -- will be honoring Ray Manzarek on its marquee for the rest of the week, TMZ has learned.

A rep for the famed rock club tells us, the marquee memorial will stay up tonight through Saturday -- and every show in the meantime will be dedicated in Manzarek's honor.

The rep says the club will also be briefly "going dark" tonight at 8pm in remembrance.

As we reported, Manzarek -- one of the founding members of the iconic rock band -- passed away today following a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

The Doors were playing as the house band at the Whisky -- opening for acts like Van Morrison -- when a record exec discovered them and gave the band their first big record deal.

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3:55 PM PT -- The Roxy -- another famous Sunset Strip rock club -- has beat the Whisky to the punch ... already erecting its own marquee in Manzarek's honor.

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IwuvTMZ    

RIP.

333 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

74 is a good run... Thanks for the music. RIP Ray.

333 days ago
3.

static    

I liked seeing interviews with him he always had something interesting to say about Morrison and the band he seemed to be really cool.

332 days ago
4.

kaitlin    

that is absolutely wonderful. after getting his career ripped out from under him i believe he went on to spread the music and keep the Doors legend alive. Good for The Whiskey and The Roxy for recognizing and remembering him.

332 days ago
5.

Sue    

The Door's is one of my favorite bands of all time.,
Their music and lyrics are timeless.

Rest In Peace Ray, and say hello to Jim.

"Well, music is your special friend,
Dance on fire, it intends,
Music is YOUR only friend,
Until the end ................. "

332 days ago
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★★★ I HATE MONDAYS ★★★    


The Doors, Real Music


Not That Justin Bieber Or Pedo
Michael Jackson Music


RIP


Heaven Must Have One Great Rock Band.

332 days ago
7.

Cat    

Never got to see The Doors live but I did get to see The Dorrs of the 21st Century live and Ray was with them and they were FANTASTIC!!!! One of my fav all time bands (grew up listening to them). Ray you are a pioneer in 60's Rock and you will be missed!!!!

332 days ago
8.

Soraya    

Time to catch up with Jim. God speed Ray!

332 days ago
9.

6one9    

RIP !!

332 days ago
10.

anonymous    

RIP I love the Doors.

332 days ago
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♫ ♪♪♫ ♪ Wacko Claus ♫ ♪♪♫ ♪    

L.A. WOMAN


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-wgIht3roA


R.I.P.

332 days ago
12.

OH NO!    

Now being reported as a HOAX.

http://en.mediamass.net/people/ray-manzarek/deathhoax.html

332 days ago
13.

lbs    

Rock out with Jim...RIP Ray

332 days ago
14.

Tracey    

Break on through to the other side Ray. May you rest in peace.

332 days ago
15.

sophie    

RIP The Doors Ray Manzarek. His wife was always by his side. Read more about Dorothy Manzarek here:
http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/music/dorothy-manzarek-is-the-doors-co-founder-ray-manzareks-wife/

332 days ago
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