If there was no black man there would be no Rock’n’Roll. The beat, the rhythms of Africa are what created Rock’n’Roll and Jazz.
― Raymond “Ray” Daniel Manzarek (February 12, 1939 - May 20, 2013)
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic — if it is pulled out I shall die.