Manzarek, who was influenced by John Coltrane, added a jazz component to the band's rock sound and filled the role of bassist. The band charted 15 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 starting in 1967.
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 band mates laid down an extended jam for their debut album that ran more than seven minutes.
A longtime Republican state senator and assemblyman, Newton R. Russell was admired on both sides of the aisle for his fairness and knowledge of the arcane rules of the state pension system.
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
Hedda Bolgar, known for her energy and optimism, began her studies in Vienna in Sigmund Freud's day. She fled the Nazis and eventually settled in Southern California, where she was chief of psychology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and helped found several local institutions devoted to the field.
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
Ralph Edgar Key (August 3, 1927 - May 12, 2013) “Together Again”
Ralph Edgar Key, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren, and joined his eternal companion, Dorothy Ellen Linn, on May 12, 2013, Mother’s Day.
Randy Hall (November 23, 1978 - April 27, 2013) (PANGUITCH, Utah) - Our beautiful Randy Marie Hall, age 34, Loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, and Sister, returned to our heavenly father on April 27, 2013 in St. George, Utah. Randy was born on Nove...
Hal Norton (May 12, 1929 - May 16, 2013) We celebrated a wonderful 84th birthday on May 12, 2013, for our husband, father and grandfather, Harold (Hal) Arnold Norton. He left us quietly on May 16, 2013, while tending to his yard. He leave...