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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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  • August 27-28, 2017
    Westlake Village, CA
    Medlock-Krieger All-Star Concert and Gold Tournament
    Click here for more info and tickets
  • Sept 23, 2017
    Robby Krieger Band
    Englewood, NJ
    Bergen Performing Arts Center
    Tickets


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Rare advertisement for Robby and John's 1974 album "The Butts Band". For those of you who haven't read it yet, the untold story of The Butts Band: robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11094. Plus be sure to download the Butts Band outtakes from the Robby Krieger Store! robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11050 ... See MoreSee Less

Rare advertisement for Robby and Johns 1974 album The Butts Band.  For those of you who havent read it yet, the untold story of The Butts Band: http://robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11094.  Plus be sure to download the Butts Band outtakes from the Robby Krieger Store! http://robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11050

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Ron KlattSuper Cool πŸ‘ Robby & The Doors live on... ✌

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The Robby Krieger Archives are officially open! We are excited to announce that the first item from Robby's archive is now available! "Black Cloud", an unheard, unreleased outtake from Robby and John's band right after The Doors ("The Butts Band") is now available through CD Baby, Amazon and will also be available soon on all digital platforms including iTunes. We have so many items in the archives that we hope to get out there. We are all really excited about this. Hope you are too! Here is a link to purchase. More items coming soon!

store.cdbaby.com/cd/buttsband1

Comments from Robby on "Black Cloud":
"This is from the second version of the Butts Band. It was me, John, Michael Stull on vocals/guitar, Alex Richman on keys, Mike Berkowitz was the second drummer, and Karl "Slick" Rucker on bass. Black Cloud was written about a run of bad luck I was having at the time. Maybe it's good luck now? Hope you guys like this track! Let us know what you think. - RK"
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The Robby Krieger Archives are officially open!  We are excited to announce that the first item from Robbys archive is now available!  Black Cloud, an unheard, unreleased outtake from Robby and Johns band right after The Doors (The Butts Band) is now available through CD Baby, Amazon and will also be available soon on all digital platforms including iTunes.  We have so many items in the archives that we hope to get out there.  We are all really excited about this.  Hope you are too!  Here is a link to purchase.  More items coming soon!

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/buttsband1

Comments from Robby on Black Cloud:
This is from the second version of the Butts Band.  It was me, John, Michael Stull on vocals/guitar, Alex Richman on keys, Mike Berkowitz was the second drummer, and Karl Slick Rucker on bass.  Black Cloud was written about a run of bad luck I was having at the time.  Maybe its good luck now?  Hope you guys like this track!  Let us know what you think. - RK

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Bedrich MohrYou changed Rock and Roll forever. Thank you Robbie and The Doors. A longtime fan.

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Dennis FettersGreat tune! Are there any plans to release any MP3 versions of the entire "Butts Band" discography?

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Christos KostopoulosYes second album why did they change the line up?

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Dudeist Monk MattExcellent, man. Great. Thanks for the years of great music Robbie.

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Ryan GolashThe reason why I own an sg...

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Ruud van Montfoortthe band is worhtless without Jess Roden

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Michael BerkowitzCheck in the mail?

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Aarons IntunaganTurn up The Butts!!

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Jessi Katie WallerLove you Robbie

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Jim Morrison🎸🎹🎡 !!!! Yes

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Cata PeranYasss! Finally!!!

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Patti HopperGreat! Looking forward to it!

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Ronnie KlattRon Klatt πŸ™‚

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Rolnaldo LinsMarcelo Viana

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Joe TrujilloLorelein Alvarez

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Juan Ignacio V HRobby ven a Chile 😎😎

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Announcing the Robby Krieger Archives!! Click the below link for details.
robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11050
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Announcing the Robby Krieger Archives!!  Click the below link for details.
http://robbykrieger.com/?page_id=11050

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Robby KriegerWe've created an official "group" for fans to interact and meet each other. Click on the "Groups" link and join in the conversation! We started a thread where you can talk about what you want released next, and who knows.. maybe Robby will chime in!

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Angela AlvaradoRobby!!!! YOU ROCK!!! Keep on rockin man!!! Spanish Caravan and Changeling are my all time favorites! I was watching Changeling music video on youtube a couple nights ago wondering why you had a black eye?? Hope it was a fun story! Much love.πŸ’œ

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John GaglioneMet robby once he was coming out of an elevator with ray and john

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Thaddeus WinterI saw Robby Krieger at Sacramento Blues festival, ....early 90's?

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Joseph FrancazioRobbie you are my idol! I'm rebuilding an Acoustic 260/261 combo to have your exact setup.

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Jamie CrampGuitar like shafts of sunlight in The Doors subterranean world.

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Angela AlvaradoRunnin blue is another good one too!! Oh my gosh too many to list! Hugs to you!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE JAMS!!!!

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Katy MurphyOriginal Doors fan! Cannot wait Robby...awesome photo πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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David del ToroAny chance we'll ever hear more from that demo tape that showed up on the box set?

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John GaglioneHey robbie that was in nyc in the 80s you were coming from the howard stern show.

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Bedrich MohrLove you Robby. Been a long time fan. All Hail The Doors.

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Marlene HallCute picture Robby!

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Jeremy Jimenez

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Nena SilvaAWESOME !! Bring back the magic of times πŸŽΌπŸŽΌπŸ’–πŸ˜Š

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Fabio Innocenziawesome! the Psychedelic Rangers, maybe...???

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Jessi Katie WallerGreat American Guitarist the Best.

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Jodi Sorensen-WroblewskiVery cool can't wait to listen

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Phillip NollauAwesome Robby! Bring it!

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Steve LeMireSaw Robbie in January in Hermosa Beach..great show

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Gayle WilmouthLove you Robby!

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William S Small... Looking forward to it ...

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Patrick PenaRobbi lets jam,got spot on jim...

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Trevor LegaryHell yeah !

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Michael QuinnLove it Robbie!!!

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Paul MorrisonWay cool!

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Missing Jim today. December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971. ... See MoreSee Less

Missing Jim today.  December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971.

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Bozo LeskoTurned my 8 year old son on to The Doors recently , he thinks Jim has" the coolest voice ever". He also thinks your slide guitar work is awesome . We are both really enjoying Singularity !

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Jason BesancenezI have been playing Roadhouse Blues all weekend...its the best song to start and finish the day with!! The Doors are very special to me πŸ™‚

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Dennis HayesNo one questions how much he loved and respected you Robby!!! Or you him....Here's to the next whiskey bar....Oh don't ask why!!

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Richard DiSciascioRobby Krieger... I picked up a guy hitchhiking on Main Street, Hackensack, and the guy said he was you!!! Ever been in Hackensack, NJ in the late 60s, early 70s??

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Darren GreenMy grandaughter Persephone's 2nd birthday πŸŽ‚ today. I will make sure she knows who Jim and the Doors are ... πŸ™‚

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Corey YorkAlthough we obviously don't have the same experience or history with Jim, we all miss him. I wasn't even alive and honestly, truly, in my heart thought I was Jim reincarnated. I realize I'm not but he transcends music and time.

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Andy CarrascoJim has had and continues to have such a huge impact on people. And will Forever be a great influence in the lives of so many. My Love,Passion and Appreciation for The Doors started after he was taken from his loved ones. With the impact The Doors have been on me,I can't even imagine the impact he had on those who knew him. RIP MR MOJO RISIN

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Willow Duncan-HamiltonI was about 9 years old when I first heard your music. I have loved the music all of you created ever since. About 1969.

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Michael BaasoRIP Jim! You are my favorite of all times!! "She is a Princess Queen of the Highway..... I got a "A" for that as a poem in 10th grade. Thanks dude!! 😎 The Doors Rock!!

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Rick TorresMuch love to you Robby, don't let the bastards grind you down. Get it on! Having a Breakfast Beer in Jim's honor...

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Greg FrableHe was a one of a kind talent, sucks he had to die so young.

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Kristian RasmussenWe all miss him. And we all love you Robby.

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Michelle FreemanThanks for keeping his memory alive, Robby! πŸ’œ

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Dale JamesThanks Jim for the heavy influence on my life, both spiritually and musically!! RIP! Thanks Robbie for all of your great Riffs!! Love your guitar work!!

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Shawn TowerSuch a sad day, but a day to showcase all of you guys brilliance in the doors. Remember, "death makes angels of us all. "

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Tracey Antonia Barrett-NortonSadly missed... glad you are here to keep his memory alive ...

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Marishka ValerosHe will be missed for many more generations to come! ❀️\M/🎼

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Mark RinkerThe most timeless music recorded in Rock history...but it's not even rock...its The Doors.

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Jeff JinxYour music still lifts and inspires to this day. Thank you.

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Al DiCiccoThe doors penetrate generations for endless years to be. Thank you.

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Mike HaskinsNo eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. RIP Jim πŸ™‚

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Freddie MoralesMissing Jim as well, resting in peace with Ray.

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Martin Ruiz DiazGreat Robby!! I see you in Velez Sarsfield. Bs As Argentina 27 de octubre 2004 whit. Ray Manzarek

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Teri Horsch RussekIt's incredibly painful to lose friends at such a young age.

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Ric SteinWhat a amazing person , love ya Jim ! And peace and love to you Robby !

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