It was a surprise to see he had passed. Ray Manzarek, in my opinion, was the leader of the Doors. Without him, the band would not have been formed and would not have created the music it did. Morrison was a kite – he created beauty but Ray was the man that let him soar. Manzarek held on to the string as best he could and added his own complimentary style so that we could all enjoy Morrison’s talent.