Ray Manzarek

1939 - 2013

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Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (born Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Manzarek has received more than 2,033,497 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ray Manzarek is the 126th most popular musician (up from 133rd in 2019), the 748th most popular biography from United States (up from 768th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Musician.

Ray Manzarek is most famous for being a founding member of the rock band The Doors.

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  • 47

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  • 5.31

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  • 4.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Ray Manzarek ranks 126 out of 2,675. Before him are Fritz Kreisler, Tony Iommi, Don Shirley, Compay Segundo, Pete Best, and Arnaut Daniel. After him are Chris Slade, Malcolm Young, Jascha Heifetz, Nam June Paik, Lady Gaga, and Nadia Boulanger.

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Among people born in 1939, Ray Manzarek ranks 38Before him are Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Ratko Janev, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Jānis Lūsis, and Wes Craven. After him are Romano Prodi, Barry Seal, Henry Mintzberg, Marie Laforêt, Michael Cimino, and Michèle Mercier. Among people deceased in 2013, Ray Manzarek ranks 31Before him are Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Moustaki, François Jacob, Erich Priebke, Don Shirley, and Rochus Misch. After him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Donald A. Glaser, Sung Jae-gi, Richard Griffiths, and Richard Matheson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Manzarek ranks 748 out of 15,968. Before him are Wes Craven (1939), Brian Dennehy (1938), Gloria Swanson (1899), Adam Sandler (1966), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), and Charles Cooley (1864). After him are Jayne Mansfield (1933), Ambrose Bierce (1842), John Belushi (1949), C. Wright Mills (1916), Joe DiMaggio (1914), and John Dos Passos (1896).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ray Manzarek ranks 34Before him are Buddy Holly (1936), Glenn Miller (1904), Alice Cooper (1948), Ritchie Valens (1941), Bill Evans (1929), and Don Shirley (1927). After him are Lady Gaga (1986), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Ice-T (1958), Dave Brubeck (1920), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), and Herbie Hancock (1940).