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.”
Nov 3, 2017
Robby Krieger Band
Santa Clarita, CA
Nov 5, 2017
Robby Krieger Band
Mill Valley, CA
Nov 9, 2017
Robby Krieger Band
Mateel Community Center
Nov 11, 2017
Robby Krieger Band
Los Angeles, CA
Whisky a Go Go
Robby fans. We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to postpone the upcoming scheduled Robby gigs. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back soon for rescheduled dates. ... See MoreSee Less
Thomas GuéretteGreat composer, brilliant guitar line, one of the first ever reason I so much love music... Love you Mr. Krieger!1 month ago · 9
Nikki McCuskerhopefully before december 15th or after january 20th... ill be away. Was sooo looking forward to seeing you guys at the Whiskey. Love and prayers Robby hope everythings okay.1 month ago · 4
Thomas HarralsonIf its medical I know you got this. Not too many things can't be taken care of with the help of a good doctor and modern medical science in an otherwise healthy active person. Makes me feel good to know that you and John Densmore in good shape and making music. Minor setback i'm sure. I'm a huge doors fan and want to see you play.1 month ago
Brian RobisonI do hope everyone and everything is alright, dig it. Thoughts and prayers for all! 🙂🙏🏼❤️ (a little worried 😕)1 month ago · 2
Rachel DowlerYou Robby Krieger are a great man one of the best musicians ever and whatever happens you are bound for divinty. You have bought so much Joy and Inspiration to this world.3 weeks ago
Yarely RoaDoes it have to do with Robby’s health?! Hoping it isn’t that!! Love you Robby. 😥🙏🏽1 month ago · 4
Lesa LipsonI hope everything is okay with Robby and the family. Sending love and hugs!1 month ago · 3
Krzysztof ChmielewskiJesus. For a second there I thought you're gonna say something way worse...1 month ago · 1
Regina CantoSaúde Sr Robby.Positividade a todos que o rodeiam.Breve volta aos palcos.Do Brasil torço.1 month ago
Karey Miller-ChodorI was hoping to see you at my hometown of Santa Clarita! Please come back! Hope your ok1 month ago
Within four bars of any song that he played, you knew it was Tom Petty. Definitely had his own sound. At first I didn't know much about him, but Jim Ladd played him a lot on his radio show. Finally said to myself "I got it! This guy is GREAT!" I hope Tom's songs never go out of style. They never will for me. - RK ... See MoreSee Less
David ReedI watched an interview with tom, on the doors, he was asked what his first impression of the doors were...he paused with a shit eating grin, and said, dark. Of course he went on about them, but i just loved watching bands from the 60's or any band for that matter, their reaction when asked about the doors, watching the gears winding, and the puzzled look on their face, as they're trying to describe them.1 month ago · 11
Pete MoonJim Ladd plays alot of Doors and speaks highly of you to Robbie, heard your interview on his show too, your a great artist too bro.1 month ago · 1
Ji JillianYes!!! I agree. And no I don't think they'll ever go out of style...Classic...same with the Doors.<31 month ago · 4
Peter MurphyYou are so right Robbie. ..Tom and his band have so many great tunes we will remember Tom by. An artist who left us far too early. ... But the music of course still lives on. .!! RIP Tom Petty . .Now gone ... But never forgotten !1 month ago · 1
Scott LarsenWe keep losing the artist we grew up with, what's next? At least we will always have the great music people like Robbie and Tom gave us, never stop listing to that great sound, the message behind it !1 month ago
David ReedRight on, robby, same here man. Absolutely will miss the man, but the magic that he created is timeless.1 month ago · 2
Josie KlapperAfter The Doors TP&THB were my second American band that I totally fell in love with. The Door's had me since I was like 8 years old (Weren't what my older sisters were into) and TP at Breakdown... Back in the day I could play (not the proper Flamenco based, but) everything The Doors did, and every note of the first four TP &THB albums.... Then my folks got tired of me trying to be a "starving artist/musician" and I ended up in the Army. Wish I had told them where to go, even if I just ended up doing Dylan in coffee houses. Oh Well, we all have regrets. If that's my worst I'm doing pretty good.2 days ago
Eliseo Hernandez OrtegaWell, for me , I always associated his songs when I heard the keyboard player in his band begin some the song intros He will be missed RIP.1 month ago
Sue ZielThank you for your post Robby....devastating loss to rock and roll...Tom was one of a kind and so are you❤❤❤💔💔💔💔1 month ago · 1
Dave NewellThere's a name that I haven't heard for a while. If there were ever an announcer which musicians respected, it is Jim Ladd.1 month ago
Rita MilesLoving all this support for one of the more unique voices in rock n' roll. Heartbreakers songs will never go out of style. R.I.P. Tom 💔1 month ago · 2
JJ RossettiI love this Florida swamp rat..may he rest in Peace..Thank you for the awesome contributions all the way around!1 month ago · 2
Steve WannSome artist will never go out of style. Petty, Doors, Beatles, Stones, Zep.....1 month ago · 5
Karen CregoVery Distinct Sound .He Created His Own Special Style That We All Love . ( Great Interview Last Night. PBS Tavis Smiley ).. May He Rest In Peace.1 month ago
Scott KunstmanRip charlie t jr, the first and on super group with now only 2 remaing members1 month ago · 1
Chris D'AvetaIronically, one of the first bands I got into around 13 yrs old, at the same time as The Doors1 month ago · 2
Brian DowneyJust saw him June for the second time.....can't believe he's gone!! A true American Icon!!1 month ago · 1
Robby Krieger shared their album.
Photos from the recent Medlock-Krieger event, that brought in over $600,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Can you name all the artists featured? ... See MoreSee Less
The tenth year of the Scotty Medlock/Robby Krieger Rock and Roll Golf Classic with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year they brought in over $600,000 to help child...
Robby Krieger added 116 new photos.
The tenth year of the Scotty Medlock/Robby Krieger Rock and Roll Golf Classic with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year they brought in over $600,000 to help children who are fighting cancer. Thanks to all the musicians and volunteers who helped make this years event a huge success! We couldn't do it without you! ... See MoreSee Less
Sfo GelRobbie please come to south west florida, you have a huge fan base here, Id love for you to sign my LA woman vinyl3 weeks ago