We knew what the people wanted: the same thing the Doors wanted. Freedom.
Ray Manzarek, legendary Doors co-founder and keyboardist, who passed away yesterday. RIP.
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”
Manzarek grew up in Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles in 1962 to study film at UCLA. It was there he first met Doors singer Jim Morrison, though they didn’t talk about forming a band until they bumped into each other on a beach in Venice, California, in the summer of 1965 and Morrison told Manzarek that he had been working on some music. “And there it was!” Manzarek wrote in his 1998 biography, Light My Fire. “It dropped quite simply, quite innocently from his lips, but it changed our collective destinies.”
The death of the newsweek.com URL marks the official end of what was once a fully staffed and hugely trafficked site in its own right.
According to this article in New York Magazine, on July 19th the Newsweek URL will no longer exist. instead, all users will be redirected to the Daily Beast, its sister site.
Are there distinguishable factors that led to the demise of Newsweek or is it just one of many publications to submit to the pressures of new media?