Following the death of Door’s co-founder Ray Manzarek, in Germany aged 74, the death has also been announced of Trevor Bolder, bassist in David Bowie’s 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars. Both men were in the background of both Bands but they came to the forefront when the music was put together. Manzarek formed the band with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. They sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and Manzarek became one of the best-known keyboard players of his era, with his interpretation on tracks like Riders on the Storm and Light my Fire. In his latter years, Manzarek played in other bands and, in 1998, wrote a best-selling memoir, Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors. The death of Jim Morrison, who died of heart failure in a bath in Paris, effectively spelled the end for the band, although Chicago-born Manzarek stepped up to the mic to take on the singing. Trevor Bolder on the other hand was not so much in the headlines, playing Bass Guitar for David Bowie. He met with guitarist Mick Ronson in 1970 after meeting on the local music scene. They both joined Bowie in 1971 to play on his fourth album, Hunky Dory, along with drummer Woody Woodmansey. This paved the way for 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which launched Bowie and his backing band into international stardom. When Bowie separated from the Spiders From Mars and moved to the US, Bolder went on to join Uriah Heep, only stopping playing with them a few months ago due to poor health. When two members of “The Rock n Roll” Family pass away, the phrase there aren’t many left like them comes to mind.