Father Of The Doors

(Rock News Desk) Doors icon Ray Manzarek has recalled the moment his impoverished young band had to beg for money to buy a keyboard. And guitarist Robby Krieger's dad only agreed to pay up one on stringent condition.

Manzarek says that even though he already owned one keyboard, the band's music couldn't have worked without the second instrument.

"My right hand played the organ, with all the filigrees, while the left hand played the same thing over and over again on the bass keyboard. The effect was to go from boring to hypnotic," He tells Gibson.com. "I remember we had to ask Robby's father for the money to buy the keyboard bass. We told him we would pay him back, and he said, "Tell you what. You pay me back if you go nowhere. All I ask is that you write a hit single." more on this story

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