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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Joanie Gaynor TartaroMiss jim too, he was an amazing poet and singer, I still listen to the doors everyday, thanks for the music, rip mr. Mojo risin. Robby I'm sure you miss your buddy Jim, as we all do.3 weeks ago · 46
Roy GrimsmanI remember the first time someone said," that band will blow your mind". I think I was 10 years old. Being 10 and having been passed down a great treasure trove of Rock in from of vinyl. I passed over Doors music because of the subtle simplicity. I would prefer to listen to War Machine by Kiss or Rainbow in the Dark by Richie Blackmoore. Until I discovered expanded consciousness, the music, it's intellectual content and implications, are far to sophisticated for an inept listener. Doors music grabs your attention by coming after you with genius melodies and alluring and psychedelic exchange between Robby and Ray. For obvious reasons Jim Morrison left all inhibitions in a bottle that he drank. If playing in a Jazz trio on acid isn't enough, enter " The Lizard King "3 weeks ago · 16
Chris SmithNobody could possibly miss Jim like Robby the memories he had we could only dream about the deep conversations that these two people have had in the time they were a band just priceless R.I.H Jim and Ray3 weeks ago · 5
Gerard SargI love the perfomance of Love me Two Times when Jim sings the Texas radio and the big beat, and you Robbie plays amazing the guitar, Pd( i love to have sex with this song) haha3 weeks ago · 3
Sig ChristensonFrankly, Jim Morrison was on a death trip. I never understood his fascination with it, and we all of course mourned his death, even if it was not a shock. The shame of it is all the great music that was never made, but I am thankful for the many wonderful songs you did. When I put on the headphones and listen to what all of you did in the studio I am reminded that you were among the greatest musicians of the era, in any genre. The test of how good you were is that of time, and I am confident people who embrace you now, so many years later, will continue to do so long after those of us who first heard your music when it first came out are gone. That's a tremendous legacy.3 weeks ago · 8
Paul ReynoldsThe Doors, the truly best fab four IMHO (though I love and respect the Beatles too). Jim was great but he couldn't have done it himself, the magic of the Doors was the talents and the incredible group dynamic at play. Also key and totally essential was a heavy hitter like Ray driving the actual business and success of the band engaging with the world in a way I don't think Jim ever could have by himself. RIP Jim and Ray.3 weeks ago · 7
Eric Van EvansGreat post Robby, The Doors will forever be number one. I have "The Doors" tattooed on my arm forever. Never have I been moved so much and impacted from music. Thanks for everything Robby, glad I saw you live two times.3 weeks ago · 6
Josue GentilHe miss you too, in his shelter on the Seychelles. Some time ago I thought about a story in wich Jim was alive hidden in France, but then I heard about Ray book THE POET IN EXILE (I hope the movie succeeds,by the way). But I guess I will not change my plot, despite the similarity...3 weeks ago · 1
Hakan Yamanyarjim always wanted to be a 'word man', which is way better than being a 'bird man'. his portrayal only as one crazy boozer and an impenitent womanizer has always been the biggest unfairness towards him3 weeks ago · 5
Kris BowersKRIS BOWERS (ME) QOUTED ---> "As of 11-52am Paris time, James Douglas Morrison passed away during the night/ early morning on July the 3rd, 1971, some say he died of a overdose, some say he faked his death, so no one knows the truth, he was a very sensible strange man, I don't honestly know who he is or what he was like, I only have the music and words that he brought to us The Doors fans around the world, but just understand that The Doors are not all about Jim Morrison this Jim Morrison that, he was not just the sexual goddess of desire of fashion in fame in the skin tight leather pants (known as The Lizard King)!, He was a lost soul, he needed help, maybe he wanted to escape reality that of charges against him from the Miami Concert in 1969 at Miami Dinner Key! (HE DID NOT EXPOSE HIMSELF)!, maybe he wanted to stay in Paris, do his poetry, but I hate to say this, I don't really hate Pamela Courson but she played a big impact in Jim's life- did she really love him or did he really love her? that's a question we will never know as all we know Jim's life was very private in Paris, and I personally kinda have my some of own feelings on what I feel and see, some might not like what I think if I ever told them what I have ever encountered and as a spiritual person; it would be hard to believe, and I just hope one day I can maybe visit Paris and be with him at least just once! so farewell Jim, thank you for everything, forever in my heart, forever in my soul, forever I go, "ALL HAIL THE AMERICAN KNIGHT" love from Australia's biggest The Doors Fan and Collector from Australia! ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ ✌️🍧🐾🐉🌹🎧😔💙🙂🍧😇 xoxo #KBWILDCHILD #TheDOORSRARECollection #JimMorrison #RayManzarek #RobbyKrieger #JohnDensmore #TheDoors #TheDoorsGuide #fan #archive #photos #unpublished #rare #pictures #lizardking #mrmojo #ballroomdays67 #pedrokazit #collector #TheDoorsArchive #TheDoorsMusic #legends #forever #vinyl #cds #record #rsd #bootlegs #cassettes #boxset #document #newspaper #magazine #ultrarare #Mildequator3 weeks ago · 4
Pj GeraghtyI heard Roadhouse Blues on the radio today today while driving home. I put the windows down and cranked the volume just below the point where my ears would start to bleed. Great song!3 weeks ago · 2
Dylan ScholesRobby krieger I hope that Jim Morrison missing you too we all miss him too Rip to the best lizard king ever Jim Morrison3 weeks ago · 1
Katy MurphyMiss n love Jim always....thank you for sharing Robby! I love and look forward to your music and videos. Doors fan from day one 💖3 weeks ago · 1
Craig SerounianJim Morrison and The Doors music is timeless. .....it simply fits in with every generation since their time.....3 weeks ago
Michelle BaldwinI'm sorry for your loss. The music lives on though as well as his words. My guy and I saw you in Vegas tonite and I'm glad I got to see you. I've been a doors fan for years but this is the first time I got to see a doors member live. You were and are awesome. Thank you for a great time and for coming here. Have a safe trip back home. :)2 days ago
Scott McCaffertyLooking forward to your show in Cincinnati! It'll be a great opportunity for my 14year old aspiring guitar player son to see, hear, and learn from the real deal!1 month ago · 3
Frank RussoIn Vegas waiting for tonights show. It's out doors and it will be 114 degrees today. It's going to be a blast.3 days ago · 1
Mark BarbiereThank you for including Oshkosh Wisconsin in Your North Amercan tour !!!!1 month ago · 2
Felix PeñaI'm still buzzing over the performance in Austin this past Saturday night. Amazing.1 month ago · 1
Hansi GrunwaldHey Robby i have a dream: You will come to germany and i can listen to the bottleneck.solo ftom "moonlight drive"!1 month ago · 1
Jammy JerryHow do I get tickets to the show in Kokmo IN? Or find other details about that show. The website for the venue doesn't have much info other than the date of the show.21 hours ago
Ruben MurilloHey Robby. Greetings from Costa Rica. Come here with John and make something nice for us.4 days ago