We’re sad to say that Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founder of The Doors, passed away today in Germany. He was 74.
In addition to his time with The Doors, Manzarek played in many other bands, recorded a rock adaptation of Carmina Burana with Phillip Glass, and worked with Echo & the Bunnymen, X, Iggy Pop and more. He will be missed
On this day in 1967 the BBC previewed a new album from The Beatles. Just a little something, you may have heard of it…
It’s been said that Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys broke down and cried when he heard this record, he was so devastated it wasn’t his own creation. (Although Paul McCartney has said, in turn, that the orchestral arrangements on Pet Sounds were an inspiration.)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is KRCL’s featured album of the day.
While we keep working out the kinks on our new website, you can find information about the songs you’ve heard on KRCL at nowplayingonkrcl.tumblr.org.
The most recent show will pop right up, and you can search archives by clicking the button that looks like a file cabinet at the top of the page. Stay tuned for some great playlist features, coming to this site, that are right around the corner.