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.
Suffering dehydration and exhaustion in 100-degree heat, he rallied to win by four strokes. He won 14 tournaments as a pro and was also a longtime TV commentator for CBS Sports.
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82.
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(Las Vegas, NV) - Merlin Jay Littlefield, age 72, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home in N. Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born April 22, 1940 in Tropic, Utah to Norman...
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(Enoch, UT) - Mildred Leifson Longo died April 23, 2012 at Valley View Medical Hospital after a long illness. She was 71 years of age. She passed away peacefully and will be missed by family and fr...
Ross Cropper Hilton
June 5, 1921 - April 20, 2012
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