KFIX Rock News: VH1 Classic Paying Tribute To Ray Manzarek Tonight With Evening Of Doors Programming
The network will kick things off at 8 p.m. ET/PT by screening the influential band’s recently restored concert film, Live at the Hollywood Bowl ’68.
The film captures The Doors’ historic July 1968 show at the famed Los Angeles venue and includes three previously unreleased performances.
Next up, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, VH1 Classic will air the Classic Albums series’ making-of documentary about The Doors’ self-titled debut. The program features recently taped interviews with Manzarek, as well as with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
Then, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, an encore screening of Live at the Hollywood Bowl will be shown.
Manzarek’s hypnotic and inventive keyboard melodies were a key element of The Doors’ sound. After the band broke up in 1973, Ray delved into a wide variety of creative projects. He reunited with Krieger about a decade ago to form a touring group that continued to play The Doors’ music for fans around the world until his death this week.
VH1 Classic airs on Eagle Digital Cable on channel 156.
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