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

Robby Krieger

Miss you Ray.Today we remember legendary Doors organist, Ray Manzarek: February 12, 1939 - May 20, 2013.

"When I get there, I'll see Jim and Danny again and we'll go prowl the Sunset Strip of Heaven together and laugh all the way through eternity." - Ray Manzarek
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Miss you Ray.

 

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Love The Doors!

Met you at Prestige Pontiac in the mid 80’s Robby. It was a great experience. Thanks for being so kind

I Loved listening to Ray tell stories of his days in the band and about Jim. We miss you.

It was such an excititng moment when I got to meet Ray. The first of the remaining Doors members I meet. I am very thankful for that moment.

Think of all of you often...many fond memories and fun times! ❤️

thanks for everything

Much love Robby !🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

Miss you ray..!! We love you.!!!

The greatest. Best band of all time.

Your collective sound/talent was ... ahead of its time! Not sure the world was ready for the music ... but grateful for the creativity! Loved the blend! Lots of ADMIRATION & RESPECT!

RIP Ray! He was such a fine talent, just as the rest of you guys. And may I mention, the doors are the best band ever!! ❤

Rest in Peace Ray xx

Saw Ray’s solo show a couple of times while he spent his last years in the Bay Area. Lovely man.

You guys have given a gift of unfathomable beauty..

We miss you so much...

I saw you play Robby ! and Ray with the Celebration of L.A. Woman Album. - I was there OC fair grounds - Wild Child singer Broc was on point. It was the only DOORS experience I had listening to live DOORS and the entire album with all the songs - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

I OWN ALL ALBUMS and listening since 1990's thanks!

So great to always have his recordings to listen to.

We'll miss him love you robby

Rick and the Ravens made it to The Doors

I try not to dwell on days like this.

He was an essential part of the sound of The Doors!

"Quando le porte della percezione si apriranno tutte le cose appariranno come realmente sono: infinite”

R.I.P - RAY

Une pensée pour toi ray

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1 month ago

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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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His guitar playing was amazing in concert. Cannot wait for this❤️🎼🌟

Wow that is so wonderful and awsome

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

Thank you Robby

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

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

Prince was undoubtedly a genius, a fitting tribute Robby, one legend's gift for another.

The generous talent of Robby Krieger is always being shared!

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

Robbie is genius for always being aware of what's important for us as a creative community to acknowledge. Looking forward to it!

This is amazing news

That is awesome!

Amazing how Robby is still relevant today . Such a talent

Three years seems like yesterday. It still cuts like a knife to hear that the king is gone! Two of my favs The Doors & Prince

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

Agreed princes guitar ability was never shown to us fully. Saw a bit when he played the George Harrison tribute gently weeps

Can’t wait to hear this song, Robby

Two of my favorite artists. Monumental. Pleas keep me posted.

Larga vida Robbie

Congratulations robbie.you need to come to buffalo ny.my ex got me connected to ray manzarek through Facebook.i can sing exactly like jim Morrison.my band was called moonlight drive a tribute to jim Morrison.a tribute to the doors.look up my Facebook.im a singer and ive wrote over 100 songs.luv ya bro.

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

Can’t wait to hear it!

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

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2 months 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

Awesome story love it

Proud of u Robby -THANASI

That’s flipping excellent!! Awesome times

Fabulous picture and thank you for the awesome music.

Cool and special times, thanks for sharing.

Yes, we LOVE hearing little known information Robby!

This is amazing. Love the parts of the story that keep coming up. Where's that book Robby? You told me you were working on it. Can't wait!

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

Love you, guys.

Great story ❤️

Very cool story

Love the selfie. Always ahead of their time.

Hahaha so that’s where the inspiration came from on Morrison Hotel! Awesome

i really love this song❤️🎼🎶⭐️

Whiskey dog what a great name

Love you guys always.

Love you Robby and John

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

Now that’s a great story Robby!!

love you guys

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

Never know that, I thought of Bosch's picture reference to the song.

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

Whisky dog is a cool name.

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

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

Truely awesome🔥⚡️🔥

My love

Great Robby

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!

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

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.

Love you

Looking good Robby Krieger

Any chance of coming to Brazil?

Hey Robby check this out... youtu.be/UuXm0vfzhoE

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

Robby! Come back to La Soberana Aguascalientes!

How bout a print of Bite my Wire...?

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

Is any of robby's original art for sale?

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

What a legend!

Life is good

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2 months ago

Robby Krieger

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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Genio.

Johnny

Tina Heredia Reuther

The King of Cool 😎.

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

A real Porsche man !

love you brother

Happy birthday steve

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!

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,Robby !

Very interesting!

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

Thanks for sharing that

Tough racket!

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

Thanks for the share Robby. Great read

The Cool😉

Kings of cool !!!

Wow! Thank you for sharing that unique info!

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