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
Judy Spencer Gardner
Jun 21, 1947 - Feb 20, 2012
(St. George, UT) - Judy Spencer Gardner, age 64, passed away at her home on February 20, 2012, at 6:34 a.m. She was born on June 21, 1947, in Fort Hancock, Texas to Floyd Otto Spencer and Esther Le...
Miller Dean Hayden
Jul 02, 1924 - Feb 17, 2012
(Cedar City, UT) - Dean Hayden passed away peacefully in his sleep in Cedar City, UT on February 17, 2012. He was born in Wise County, VA to Walter C. Hayden and Eda Miller Hayden on July 2, 1924.
Lorin C. Jones
May 29, 1935 - February 19, 2012
(Enoch, UT) - Lorin C. Jones, 76, Enoch, Utah passed away, following complications of a stroke on Sunday, February 19, 2012. He was surrounded by his family who knew him as a very kind, loving and ...