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John Doe of X remembers The Doors' Ray Manzarek

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Recording artist Ray Manzarek of the Doors performs at the Universal Amphitheatre on February 7, 2003 in Universal City, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Ray Manzarek, one of the founding members of the Doors, died yesterday in Germany of bile duct cancer. He was 74.

Manzarek first met lead singer Jim Morrison while the two were attending film school at UCLA. Shortly after they both graduated, the two ran into each other on Venice Beach and decided to start a band. A band they'd name after Aldous Huxley's 1954 book about drugs, "The Doors of Perception." 

Though Manzarek was best known for his work with the Doors, he collaborated with plenty of other musicians, including the legendary punk band from LA, X.

John Doe of X joins the show with a remembrance of his old friend, Ray. 

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