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.
Jorge Rafael Videla led a rebellion that overthrew Isabel Peron in 1976 and then oversaw a seven-year reign of terror known as the dirty war.
BUENOS AIRES — Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who presided over that country's so-called dirty war in which up to 30,000 dissidents were murdered or disappeared, died Friday while serving a 50-year prison sentence. He was 87.
By Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Fern Ramona Horsley
Feb 02, 1918 - Mar 11, 2012
(St. George, UT) - Fern Ramona Horsley, age 94, passed away Sunday March 11, 2012 in St. George, UT. Fern was born in Tremonton, Utah, February 2, 1918 to Oliver Garfield and Lorraine Houghton.
Feb 23, 1920 - Mar 08, 2012
(St. George, UT) - Evelyn Noble passed away in St. George, Utah, Thursday March 8, 2012. She was born in Ismay, Montana to Earl Smith and Evelyn Cecilia Brackett.
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Eleanor Mae Pectol
Oct 01, 1935 - Mar 08, 2012
(Washington, UT) - Eleanor Mae Pectol of Washington, Utah died Thursday March 8, 2012 of Alzheimer's and congestive heart failure.
Eleanor was born October 1, 1935 in Hurricane, UT to John Lorrain...
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(Las Vegas, NV) - Marion Kay, age 68, died Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born June 29, 1943 in San Carlos, Arizona to Albert and Daisy Dewey Nosie. On June 4, 1973 she marri...
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(Bunkerville, NV) - Louisa May Ryan, 95, died March 12, 2012 at her home in Bunkerville, Nevada. She was born November 22, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska to David William and Patty May Watkins Kinnison.
Edward H Hahne
April 16, 1923 - March 5, 2012 (Cedar City, UT) - Edward Henry Hahne was born in Cedar City, Utah to Edward Frederick Hahne and Meta Ethyl Korman Hahne on the 16th of April 1923. The attending physician was Dr. Green. He was pre...
Edwin B. Kerins
(May 17, 1928 - March 7, 2012)
(St. George, UT) - Edwin B. Kerins passed away March 7, 2012. He was born May 17, 1928 in Waterbury, Connecticut to Edward Francis Kerins and Catherine Cecelia Bagley Kerins. He married Margaret Re...