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June 10, 2013 12:00 PM

>THE DOORS

The death of Doors founding member Ray Manzarek on May 20—he passed away from bile duct cancer at 74—saw one of the greatest keyboardists in rock history break on through to the other side. He made me hear the organ in a completely different way than I ever did in church while growing up. And so did the Doors open my ears to the psychedelic possibilities of music, making me feel cool just listening. Check out Manzarek dancing around Jim Morrison’s sexy-spooky presence on The Very Best of the Doors (inset) and break out your go-go boots.

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