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The Whisky a Go Go club on the storied Sunset Strip, once the hub L.A.'s music scene, acknowledged the May 2013 death of The Doors' keyboardist on its marquee: "Rest In Peace Ray Manzarek, Thanks for the Memories." Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Ray Manzarek (far right) stands with fellow members of The Doors Jim Morrison (from right), Robby Krieger and John Densmore in 1968. Manzarek died Monday in Germany. He was 74. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Songs, Big Hype (Oh Yeah, They're Women)

Three heavily hyped new bands have little in common, except being led by women. How important is that?

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Natalie Maines (center) at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Festival. Maines's band included her father, Lloyd Maines (seated left) and Ben Harper (seated right). Mindy Best/Getty Images hide caption

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