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Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. “The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock ‘n’ roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.

“I started surfing at fourteen. There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano?no lessons though. When I was seventeen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend’s guitar. I didn’t get my own until I was eighteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock ‘n’ roll.

“Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock ‘n’ roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn’t been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn’t have gone rock ‘n’ roll.

I didn’t plan on rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock ‘n’ roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock ‘n’ roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There’s no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz – which is dying – as far as making any money is concerned.

“In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other’s art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man’s ideas. Most groups today aren’t groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves.”



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  • June 6, 2019
    Robby Krieger Band
    Glendale, PA
    Keswick Theater
    Tickets
  • June 7, 2019
    Robby Krieger Band
    Riverhead, NY
    The Suffolk Theater
    Tickets
  • June 9, 2019
    Robby Krieger Band
    Albany, NY
    Skyloft
    Tickets
  • May 18, 2019
    Robby Krieger & Friends
    Calabasas, CA
    Hidden Hills Hootenanny
    Tickets
  • September 28, 2019
    Robby Krieger
    Los Angeles, CA
    Whisky a Go Go
    Tickets
  • Feb 27-March 2, 2020
    Robby Krieger & Friends
    Rock Legends Cruise
    More Information



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Most people know Robby Krieger as the consummate music artist in his role as former guitar player and songwriter of the legendary band The Doors.
What shouldn’t be surprising is that creativity has no boundaries and many times artistic expression will spill over into more then one medium for the artist.
Robby Krieger is no exception as demonstrated in his creation of a collection of spectacular, never-before-seen works of art…now available to art lovers and Robby fans.
Now, through the charity services organization, ART FOR A CAUSE, limited edition, giclee prints of his beautiful paintings will, for the first time, be available to the fans of Robby Krieger.
“I hope my paintings brings joy and love to art lovers for many years to come.” – Robby Krieger

Click here to visit the “Art For A Cause” site.


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5 days ago

Robby Krieger

Announcing Robby's latest project! Tomorrow is a very significant day in music history, as it will be three years since the artist Prince passed away. Recently, Robby wrote a new song for the upcoming Prince documentary "Mr. Nelson: On The North Side". The song, called "Music Speaks Louder Than Words" was recorded at Robby's "Horse Latitudes" studio with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray on vocals. "Prince was an amazing artist, but he was also such an underrated guitarist.", says Krieger. More information coming soon!

Directed by Kirk Fera, executive producer Daniel D'or and producer Ezra Gabay, "Mr. Nelson: On The North Side" is a documentary film which looks deeply at Prince's early years living on the North Side of Minneapolis in the 1960's and 1970's. Other artists who are supporting this film include Chaka Khan, Chuck D, Billy Gibbons, Haley Reinhart, Alex Al, Eddie Kramer, Dennis Quaid, Brody Brown, Orianthi and Randy Bachman. For additional information: m.imdb.com/title/tt10016152/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i1

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Announcing Robbys latest project!  Tomorrow is a very significant day in music history, as it will be three years since the artist Prince passed away.  Recently, Robby wrote a new song for the upcoming Prince documentary Mr. Nelson: On The North Side.  The song, called Music Speaks Louder Than Words was recorded at Robbys Horse Latitudes studio with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray on vocals.  Prince was an amazing artist, but he was also such an underrated guitarist., says Krieger.  More information coming soon!  

Directed by Kirk Fera, executive producer Daniel Dor and producer Ezra Gabay, Mr. Nelson: On The North Side is a documentary film which looks deeply at Princes early years living on the North Side of Minneapolis in the 1960s and 1970s.  Other artists who are supporting this film include Chaka Khan, Chuck D, Billy Gibbons, Haley Reinhart, Alex Al, Eddie Kramer, Dennis Quaid, Brody Brown, Orianthi and Randy Bachman.  For additional information: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt10016152/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i1

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Jay Anderson

George O'neal

We love you The Doors! Rest in peace great Ray Manzarek!

Awesome news!! Being a Minnesotan, and fan of both Prince and Robby, you couldn’t ask for a better person to help contribute. Can’t wait to see this!!!!

So great, always connected Robby. My pal PRN would be happy for and proud of you. Thank you

Samuel John Carter Reed

The generous talent of Robby Krieger is always being shared!

😮🤗friend good Robby friend woman song🎙 excelent🌟✨

That is awesome!

Fantastic, Robby!!! You continue to show why you are one of the best of all time!! Cannot wait to see this.

Amazing how Robby is still relevant today . Such a talent

Can’t wait to hear it! Prince was crazy talented. Hard to believe it’s been three yrs.

Wow, can't wait!!!😍😍😍😍

This is amazing news

Love Robby...helpful, mentors, still working, staying relevant, collaborates, charitable, real guy, speaks the truth frankly, doesn't sugarcoat or act the diva. 👍

3 years already!! Robby, you always rock, and I know Prince would appreciate it.

Can't wait

When Clapton was interviewed and asked how it felt to be the greatest guitar player. He answered you would have to ask Prince!

What a great tribute! It's hard to believe he's been gone 3 yrs.

Larga vida Robbie

Thank you Robby

Awesone robby Visit Chicago..my.treaT Greek town. Opaaa Thanasi

I'm so curious

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3 weeks ago

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Did you know... Robby Krieger and John Densmore owned a boat in the early '70s called "Ship of Fools"? Here is a "selfie" that Robby and John took in August of 1971.

The Doors originally bought the boat in 1967. Jim had wanted to call it "Whisky Dog". Ray and Jim seldom used the boat so Robby and John took it over.

Rumor has it that one day Jim and Babe Hill sailed the ship to Catalina, and Jim decided to fly back, leaving Babe on his own. Babe ended up running out of gas and had to be saved by the Coast Guard at 2 am.
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Did you know... Robby Krieger and John Densmore owned a boat in the early 70s called Ship of Fools?  Here is a selfie that Robby and John took in August of 1971.

The Doors originally bought the boat in 1967. Jim had  wanted to call it Whisky Dog.  Ray and Jim seldom used the boat so Robby and John took it over.  

Rumor has it that one day Jim and Babe Hill sailed the ship to Catalina, and Jim decided to fly back, leaving Babe on his own.  Babe ended up running out of gas and had to be saved by the Coast Guard at 2 am.

 

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Ships w. Sails..ahoy mate

que buena foto

Ha ha, that's funny, poor guy

Love that Story!

Great story ❤️

Cool!

Whisky dog is a cool name.

Proud of u Robby -THANASI

Very cool story

Awesome story love it

Love these bits and pieces of days gone by. Keep them coming Robbie!👋🏻💁‍♀️

Yes, we LOVE hearing little known information Robby!

Just reminds me of the first time my dad played ship of fools for me on the old turn table. You guys stand the test of time and then some!

Land Ho! That’s a story I’ve never heard. Thanks for sharing that. ✌🏼

I would love to hear more about this trip to Catalina?

Love you, guys.

Always ahead of the times! Selfies before selfies were a"THING"! Hey Robby,howz about You,John, Phil Chen, Dave Brock,Kit Potamkin and Pat Hennessey get together and bring yourselves to BOSTON?!? We Miss ALL of You!!! C'mon,Bring us some"RoadHouse Blues" and some "LA WOMAN"🎶🎸🎶🎤🎶🎹🎤🥁🎶💖🙄👌🤞🏻💖 Last time that I had the Phantastic Pleasure of seeing You,Your Son,Phil Chen and the rest of the Boys was at the"Cabot" in Beverly,Mass....a few years ago(May 7, 2016) What a Great Show! I didn't sit down for not even 1 minute!( Though there were a few duds,that instead of standing up to See You,told me to sit down,that I was blocking their view...I did not comply😅) Much Love💖..Hope to See/Hear You All Soon! Rock-On🎶🎶🎶

Whiskey dog what a great name

Right after Jim died😭😭

i really love this song❤️🎼🎶⭐️

Wow. That's like after a month after Jim died.

Cool! An artistic selfie! Always ahead of the times!

Great story and probably the first ever "selfie"✌🏼

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4 weeks ago

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The world-famous Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip; the place where it all began for The Doors back in May of 1966. Back then, it was the Whisky that gave The Doors their first big break. Now, fifty-three years later, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is giving something back. On March 28th Robby presented his painting titled “Light My Fire” to the Whisky’s Amy Maglieri to be hung permanently on the walls of the Whisky a Go Go.

Not many know that apart from being guitarist for The Doors, Robby is also an accomplished painter. His painting “Light My Fire” brings both of those talents together. “Light My Fire” was the very first song Robby ever wrote, becoming a #1 hit single, and the Doors’ signature song. It has also become Robby’s most popular painting. As Robby likes to put it, “I’d like to think that lightning truly did strike twice – once in writing the song, and a second time when I created the painting “.

Even though the original painting is not for sale, Robby has partnered with “Art for a Cause” to make prints available for sale to benefit select charities. If you would like your own print of “Light My Fire” for your home or studio, visit “Art For A Cause” at artforacause.net/. Robby's other paintings are available as well.

We would like to thank everyone at the Whisky, Amy Maglieri, Barbara Hollander, George Paige, Rob Dean and Lorie Beaupre for making all of this possible. Thank you to Jill Jarrett for taking all the great photos!
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What a wonderful share. Thank you Jill. Your photos rock!! 👍👏🏼🎸📸💗 It’s awesome that Robbie did this.

Congratulations from Brazil Robby

Absolutely beautiful!! Would love to have one for myself! Such talent Robby.

Fantastic! The “Light My Fire” 🔥 painting is so beautiful and befitting for the Whiskey! Love your work Robby 😍

Looking great Robby!

Man,your artwork is a master piece..just perfect for The Whiskey A Go Go.I bet they are so proud to have it there.Jim and Ray would dig that.😎❤🎸🎵🎶

Where can we Get a print of your painting. It’s soo cool.

WOW ! That's AWESOME !!! As crazy as it was ! You lived a in the most magical time in history 🎶🎶 .Thank you & Rock On 🎶🎶 !!! 😊💝

Truely awesome🔥⚡️🔥

Went to the Doors concert at The Berkeley Community Theatre in the fall of 67' this poster was gifted to all that went. I still have it as you can see, it's big and is titled " Light My Fire" Thanks for everything over the years.

Love it!

Congrats Robby!!! ☺💕💕

My love

This is A great memory for me... Arrow Festival in Amsterdam 2007

I was wondering if you can give me any information on a hand-painted etching I purchased a while back. I believe it is called "The Doors" and has two signatures.

I love that painting. I want to hear Robby on the drums!

Any chance of coming to Brazil?

Awesome pics Robbie. I would just love to meet you..hope you come to Wisconsin.

Much Respect Robby.

Amazing ❤️

Great Robby

Nothing will ever be as close to my heart as this piece gracing my wall for 26 years...She Lives On Love Street.

Very cool Robby great job.

Very cool, all the way around!

Looking good Robby Krieger

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1 month ago

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Happy birthday to Steve McQueen. In late 1969, McQueen was producing a film called "Adam at 6 am" and asked his friend Elmer Valentine (owner of the Whisky a Go Go) if there was anyone in the music world who might be a good fit for the movie. Elmer immediately recommended Jim Morrison. At that time, according to Valentine, McQueen and Morrison became good friends. Jim got a haircut, shaved his beard and did multiple readings for McQueen and the other producers. McQueen pushed for Jim to get the role, but the other producers didn't agree and, regrettably, Jim didn't get the part. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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How cool would have that been? Maybe in an alternate place Jim would have been able to save himself. We can only have hoped. Thanks for the share Robby.

Thanks for sharing that

Genio.

Johnny

Tina Heredia Reuther

The King of Cool 😎.

Wow! Thank you for sharing that unique info!

Happy birthday steve

Hey Robby..I wonder how many times Jim hung around Steve McQueen?..being they both had Mustang's.

Thanks for sharing,Robby !

A real Porsche man !

love you brother

Yes I would be looking for Tom Albert cheating on me with that rascist Suzy Patton instead I saw McQueen

Thanks Maestro.

Legendary. Happy birthday!

I used to see him driving Mulholland

Why don't you come play in New Mexico at Buffalo Thunder Resort so we can hang out and laugh!

The Cool😉

Very interesting!

FYI Robbie His old Girlfriend lives in Santa fe...80 plus and beautiful

Tough racket!

Didn’t Keith Moon own a property that butted up to Steve McQueen’s property?

Thanks for the share Robby. Great read

Kings of cool !!!

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2 months ago

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Gig Alert! On May 18th, see Robby Krieger & Friends live at the Hidden Hills Hootenanny at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA . The event honors the heroes of Childhood Cancer. www.hhmhootenanny.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Gig Alert!  On May 18th, see Robby Krieger & Friends live at the Hidden Hills Hootenanny at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA .  The event honors the heroes of Childhood Cancer.  https://www.hhmhootenanny.com/

 

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Thanks Robby..Keep on rockin'

Love this...lost a grandson to cancer. He was days shy of his 4th birthday. Thank you Robby

Tina Heredia Reuther this would’ve been awesome!!

I would love to come. I've seen a couple of your solo shows and 3 with Ray.

Tina Heredia Reuther you should go!!

the show in Indy a couple years ago was tremendous. I was able to get seats second row dead center.

Robby is of course my favorite guitarist from my favorite band , have to say is also involved in so many cool projects that help so many. Robby one of the good guys, rock on forever!

I wish I lived in CA so I had any chance to see him play...

Melissa Allen Lambert

King

Robby sos un GRANDE !!

🎶⚡🎶

🤘🏽😎🎉

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