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.”
April 7, 2017
April 8, 2017
Ojai Libbey Bowl
April 16, 2017
New York, NY
City Winery New York
April 19, 2017
April 21, 2017
April 22, 2017
April 23, 2017
Ardmore Music Hall
May 5, 2017
May 7, 2017
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 9, 2017
May 18, 2017
Robby Receives Lifetime Achievement Award as a part of the Malibu Guitar Festival
Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn
May 27, 2017
Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
June 16, 2017
Rest in peace longtime Doors bodyguard Tony Funches (far right in photo). Here he is with Doors manager Bill Siddons and Ray Manzarek. This unpublished photo was taken by Robby Krieger when The Doors were in Hawaii in 1970. ... See MoreSee Less
Aldric MrMojoHey there! Please tell me you read your own facebook, im a insane, crazy and wild child, and i swear you that it would be very interesting both of us to see each other, there is not many time left! Ray already died, he is with us in spirit. we all deserved a break! i had mine a while ago. Ready for a last jam or trip? or both? Please check this out, you know this energy, the struggle Jim had. there is clearly a difference between mind and spirit. but you need to know why i send you, impossible you don't know. Ray would have known, you guys are just that famous i can't reach you guys! still this spirit isn't one i can stop, he wants to try make this clear. you know jim had no other choice than listening to the breeze of his spirit. exactly the same now, i failed everyone and don't deserve it, you guys know that, fans don't know! they are crazy! i didn't changed a bit, i feel just skinny and a little more small, got some memory loss, but please i can't explain this the right way, its already hard enough to accept the past as a spirit, my brains are rotting in the summer ground. please come check this out, me and other musicians live in a house upon a hill in a forest, where we make music everyday, we don't work or anything! just like we did on the beach, exactly that same process, making itself! just a flow, a river, a spirit guiding us. let me hug you before you go, i missed you guys... call me insane, and go insane too, you still will think my lyrics are weird, the band here thinks the same, birds fly and snakes crawl, heaven and earth we got it all. Aldric (Belguim kessel-lo 3010 verbrandenbos 29) stay alive for a little longer!4 hours ago
Susan Anton:'( Tony was such a treasure and will be missed. Most of us just knew him virtually, i had read his interview long ago was awaiting his book. He's quite the intelligent and hilarious storyteller! <32 hours ago
Robby Krieger added 48 new photos to the album: Robby Krieger Band Live!
June 16, 2017, "MuddyFest" in Davenport, Iowa. ... See MoreSee Less
Danny KosaGreat set of photos! Waylon looking good, keep rocking out!! Robby is an American musical icon. See you in September in NJ.5 days ago
Trey HuddleWaylon is a good egg, met him once, and I understand a solid guitarist in his own right. Awesome choice of name for him, btw, Robby!5 days ago
Robby Krieger added 58 new photos to the album: Malibu Guitar Festival 2017.
Robby Krieger was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, as this marks the 50th anniversary of the Doors.
Photos: © 2017 Jill Jarrett Photography ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Lo GiudiceSaw Robbie live a few years ago with one of my sons. Great show. One of my brothers and his wife also saw Krieger and enjoyed the show tremendously.4 weeks ago · 1
Terri MerchenGod Bless and Keep it Going Brother.. With Much Respect and Love.. 🙂 From Council Bluffs, Iowa.. See you when you come back to this area!! 🙂4 weeks ago · 1
Jon MoulesongRobby Krieger has kept the music of The Doors alive ~ still playing shows to this day! Thank you, for your remarkable contribution to the world of music brother! I was fortunate enough to catch a live show earlier this month, and it was awesome! Keep truckin' Robby Krieger! (~):-}4 weeks ago · 1
Val Houldsworthrobby spot on,you deserve the accolades,but do you ever wonder if they are honouring you for your talent or that you actually are honoured for still kicking on!!lol buzz well done kid you deserve it.4 weeks ago · 1
Vanessa MatusinThankful that you've shared your passion and inspiration with us. 🦉🦎🐲🥀🌻🌗4 weeks ago · 1
Patti HopperCongratulations!! I saw you perform recently at the Libby Bowl in Ojai with your son, Waylon, and others in the music of The Doors! Also featured was Eric Burdon. The concert was great - as good as the Rolling Stones or The Beatles! Hope you are doing more concerts in Southern California this summer.4 weeks ago · 1
Tour update: Robby's upcoming gig in Davenport, IA has been moved to Friday, June 16th. The original date was listed as the 17th. ... See MoreSee Less
Chase Bryson SingletonPlease play city winery Atlanta! That rooftop show was one of the best shows ever! Right up there with Bob Dylan and The Rollin Stones!1 month ago · 2
Crystal HowellI am excited to see you again this year! Hoping you announce even more tour dates for this year!1 month ago
Roger MayorgaRobby krieger eres un grande una leyenda arriba the doors no te olvides de venir a mi tierra a mexico en especial a guadalajara mexico1 month ago
Robby Krieger added 34 new photos to the album: Robby Krieger Art Gallery Opening.
This was the very first art gallery showing for Robby. It occurred Thursday evening at Mr Musichead Gallery to benefit the "Harmony Project" and "Art For A Cause". Because Robby has never shown his artwork before, you can imagine how exciting it was for Robby and also for all the Doors fans in attendance. Please go to this link to make a donation to the Harmony Project at: www.harmony-project.org/ Please stop by while his work will be up for an additional 2 weeks! Big thanks Barbara Hollander of "Art For A Cause" for helping to make this show possible. Also a big thank you to, Sam Milgrom, owner of Mr Musichead Gallery. All Photos: Jill Jarrett Photography ... See MoreSee Less
This was the very first art gallery showing for Robby. It occurred Thursday evening at @[65465585125:274:Mr Musichead Gallery] to benefit the "Harmony Project" and "Art For A Cause". Because Robby h...
Eliseo Hernandez OrtegaThanks Robbie for view of these pictures,and all the work.I am sure this will help remind all of us that this kind of love is worth giving.1 month ago
Susan Joyce BradleyLooking good buddy. Mickey and I are feel proud of our sweet, well deserving friend.1 month ago
Maria Palatiniso cool robby!! congratulations! happy summer to you and yours! THE DOORS FOREVER!! god bless. ~maria in seattle 🙂1 month ago
Mihalis PapafrangouIGood to see your work...from afar...well done and colorful...the music.1 month ago
Pete MayStill love ur self portrait I bid on at golf toun in 1992 Had fun playing golf that day with u Robbie! Pete1 month ago