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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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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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2 weeks ago

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Missing Ray today, and every day. ... See MoreSee Less

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RIP to your Friend Robby. You guys made History together !! Not many of us get such a chance .. I’m honored to be a Fan. Your concert in Indy a couple yrs ago with your Son on vocals Was amazing.. Much Love HOOAH

Got to see you & Ray in 2004 w The Doors of the 21st century. Then again in 2012 w the singer from Wild Child. Witnessing the chemistry between the two of you was so exciting it gave me chills & almost brought me to tears. Saw you w your son in 2016, in Fairfax, VA...amazing show. I miss Ray but am blessed to have seen you guys. Now if I could find a time machine & go back to 67 or 68 and see The Doors w Jim, I would be the happiest chick ever! Rip Rat and Jim❤️

Me too Robby the guy was a genus and seamed like a nice guy, he is sadly missed but his volume of work from both The Doors and his soul projects are here forever....Stay safe

I’ve been very lucky to see you playing in Rome in 2011. Great gig! Missing Ray!!

I wish I got to meet him. I loved his book and his perspective on keeping things “interesting “. You guys were a great team!

I know how close you and Ray were. You have wonderful memories to cherish forever. Take care Robby..........

Rays music is in my sole.

I have been watching several videos of you all performing in the 60’s /70’s—I play the piano( for my own enjoyment) and have been blown away by Ray’s talent and passion. He was a true musical artist.

I loved his perspective on life and music. Truly one of the greatest who ever played to my ears

Ray was a one of a kind "Musical Genius" innovator of music!! His contributions were phenomenal!! Missing Ray RIP and Thank you.😍

R.I.P Ray ❤️ I was lucky enough to met him in Argentina twice, last time was with Riders of the storm... you were amazing Robbie! Such a good vibe around with your music... fascinating times. Love from Ireland. X

Ray is amazing artist one of the best RIP

I always liked the b&w photo of Ray leaning over your guitar, must have been great moment. The last one which was more recent, great shot.

Beautiful thank you for sharing. RIP Ray thank you for the music xx

You guys are my favorite musicians of all time. My dad introduced me to The Doors and I immediately fell in love with the music.

We miss Ray too Robby. You guys rocked it. Best friends and amazing photos. Thank you for sharing. Ray and Jim and missed a lot. Met you once and you are a great, kind and amazing person. Thank you for all the great music in my life.

Love the music you guys made together, you are one awesome guitarist man!

RIP Ray ! I had a mutual friend that introduced me to Ray and he was one of the nicest people I've ever meet growing up he invited me into his home showed me the projects he was working on and we talked about music and he shared some stories about the band and Jim who I idolized, I was a huge Doors fan growing up and still am.

Miss the great tours you two did over the last 15 years or so. Saw many of them. Including that loooong Atlantic City show taping! Stay healthy.

Definitely missed. I was fortunate enough to have seen you both in concert twice while on tour together. I always enjoy the way he told a story when being interviewed.

Great pictures ! I'm glad I got to experience some shows with you two at the Borgata in Atlantic city and Keswick in Glenside 2 times and Union in Rahway Nj also Ardmore Music Hall and I'm loving your guitar lessons online .Great way to try to learn some amazing songs .

Our High School Gym,, The Doors and the Standells

I saw you two last time you played Boston. It was epic, I felt so honored. Thanks for the music and memories. Rip Ray 🙏

RIP Ray, I remember hearing the news 7 years ago, May 20, same day as my birthday. So strange because The Doors were such a huge influence in my younger days, and still today.

I've been watching some youtube videos of Ray - so great to hear him talk about the music and how some of it came together. I'm sad I never saw him play live but, I have seen Robby a few times and that was just spectacular! Really, a dream come true to see both the music of the Doors played live but also to see one of my all time favorite guitar players. And I really dig your song break downs recently! Keep the fire burning Robby!

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2 weeks ago

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Ray Manzarek of The Doors" The Story of "Light My Fire". ... See MoreSee Less

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Ray was seriously gifted on that board.. But the combined talent of the band is why the doors have been my fav for years.. No matter which passed on first (jim obviously) the band could never be the same.. But the legacy of all will live on for quite sometime.. Thank all the doors for the legacy that is left behind, and the inspiration for many years to come..

wath a musician......wath a amazing great Band...........

I have a crazy rare copy of Robby Krieger's, "A Cat's Tale", and it is absolutely phenomenal. 1982? It needs wide release, it can't be found anywhere! Can we get it out? I can share my copy if needed.

Man, absolute magic!

Robby Krieger Are you gonna make a video of that awesome rolling lead from backdoor man live? i think its also in the live "when the musics over live " its a repeating 3 string blues lick and its friggin awesome...

Legend! A man with incredible talent.

Fantastic

Un genio Ray manzarek se le extraña en los escenarios ya mañana 7 años cumple de fallecido

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Craig Whelan

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Santiago Diego García

Jenn Caracciolo 🥰

Love this man! Incredibly intelligent extraordinarily talented! And I swear he was born cool. So ahead of his time even for the 60s ♥️

I should have seen that as a 13-year-old... I so loved the Doors and admired Ray for his playing! So much fun, and so genuine musicianship 👍🎶🎹💖

Such a shame that Ray crossed over felt he had so much more to give..... What a song this was then and still is now ... See you guys at Wembley arena England and loads of people were leaving and then all of a sudden you come back on stage with soul kitchen wow just wow swear they had to chuck you off stage 👍🏻👍🏻

Greatest keyboard player ever...miss him

Anything Doors is still my go to music. Their talent made the music timeless.

I love how u guys show us how it was done✌✌👍

Love Ray's story telling. Masterful! Just as wonderful as his playing.

Here's my interview of Ray and Robby...we discussed Light My Fire youtu.be/yYOmr6o4QZY

Great wonderful beautiful man 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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2 weeks ago

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Robby teaches you how to play Spanish Caravan! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey robby I like many other people would just love to have a real conversation about life with you as a musician i just want a personal one on one with you I'd be really honored to talk to you not just as a fan but as a human being I just want your advice on a music career it would really mean the world to me I'm really persistent and I'm dedicated to music and poetry and trying to make this world a better place I really hope to talk with you if you could just message me on Facebook messenger I wont make a big deal out of it I only want a moment of your time please and thank you

You kept that guitar in good shape. You make it look so easy. I must have dyslexic fingers. I'm just not getting it.

Dear Robby Krieger, we are musicians from Rome who have always been in love with the Doors. This is our tribute to your art. in acoustic trio. guitar, flute and voice. A big hug and thanks for everything.> www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBP-11u22ts

Would’ve liked more detail about the right hand

You Rule Robbie! Thanks for sharing. 💙

Mr. Robby Krieger could You teach for us how to play the Wild Child Song?

Amazing, Robby ❤️

Janie Edgens, such a beautiful guitar sound in this song

Amazing- Master Robby Bella Melody

“Rock Legend”!

Chris Smith

Marco van Delden

Antonio Manesco

You know I am waiting for Light My Fire

Vargas German From the man himself 😎

Master¡¡¡¡

Oooole!!

Alec John

🎼🎵🎸👏👏👏💃💃🕺💃💃

Colum O'Gorman

Elric Hmch un petit cours de la part de M Krieger himself 🙂

Dave Noorlander 3:50, hadden we het laatst over

Gerard volgende week overhoring!

Mr K you can do it all! Thanks for the honour of showing us your mastery. I know I will never be a Guitar Jedi like you but it's great seeing how you play and picking up some tips! I Love You Man - its videos like this which make the Internet Great. Thank You! 🎸😎❤️

That is really cool to hear about the woods used to make that guitar. The sound of the guitar is so beautiful. The intro, really throught the entire song. Very beautiful

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4 weeks ago

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"The only time I ever remember Jim (and I) being nervous to go on stage was at the Toronto Rock Revival Festival when we had to follow Little Richard on stage. He had the audience going totally nuts. He did the last half hour of his show standing on the piano. Absolutely amazing. Jim said to me “How the hell are we going to follow that?” Before we started, Jim gave a speech to the crowd extolling the virtues of not only Little Richard, but also Chuck Berry and the other rock legends that were playing at the festival with us." - Robby Krieger, May 9, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

The only time I ever remember Jim (and I) being nervous to go on stage was at the Toronto Rock Revival Festival when we had to follow Little Richard on stage.  He had the audience going totally nuts. He did the last half hour of his show standing on the piano.  Absolutely amazing.  Jim said to me “How the hell are we going to follow that?”  Before we started, Jim gave a speech to the crowd extolling the virtues of not only Little Richard, but also Chuck Berry and the other rock legends that were playing at the festival with us. - Robby Krieger, May 9, 2020.

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Thank you for sharing this Robby! Actually, I would state that you guys would be the tough act to follow! Love to all of you! ❤

What an amazing memory ! Thank you very much for sharing this with us ! We love you and we miss Jim and Ray so much !

Smart move on Jims part and no doubt the truth. I love the Doors and your song Robbie. Really great stuff...as though you don't know. Ha

Thanks for sharing that Robby ! It’s good to know Jim had a sense of respect for the pioneers of Rock that came before him

The music he created inspired so much good in others.

i met him in the buffet line in Vegas around the time the Jimi Hendrix movie was being filmed. He looked dressed like he was in the interview with him in the jimi hendrix movie... light blue outfit. Love you Robby.

hello from greece robby.i saw you in athens 2004 at lykavettus theatre.the doors of 21st century. i was 3 feet away of you and i was screaming when you played.you are a great person robby!

He was not only musically talented but a visual experience just like the Doors, true art threw entertainment.

cool , Jimi hendrix also played in his band and was influenced by his showmanship and clothes

Don't worry, Rob. You'll break on to & through the otherside of the loss of this rock n' roll legend, our "Big" Richard. U are the Door. U is a learning curve of life eternal.

The Doors turned me on to poetry & writing. I have been writing poetry since the 70s. The Doors are still my favorite band.

Please continue with stories of the Doors on the road and in the studio I’m sure a lot of fans will enjoy the insight of the Doors by Robby Krieger. Lead guitarist and song writer. Long. Live. The. Doors

Incredible story Robby you are also a rock Icon, Greetings from Argentina

So...Little Richard, The Doors and John Lennon were at the same festival? same day?

You are legends in your own right stay safe keep on rocking

Thanks Robby for this remembers.. anothers please?

May 9th 1966.... Anything important about this date Robby?

Thank you Robby, that explain why you are an amazing band and wonderful people.

Love you Robby! You are really rock n roll. Long live to The Doors & Little Richard... thanks for sharing 🤘

Thanks for sharing Robby. RIP to the king and queen of RnR. Legends never die!

Little Richard was a true pioneer. He flew his freak flag high not to mention his energy. RIP.

Jim was nervous about something....how grand a thought to share Mr. Krieger. Thank you.

Great story!!! Thanks .. I can only imagine.

No matter how charged up the audience was with Little Richard, I bet they quickly and gladly adjusted to the Doors. ❤️

Great story. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your history.

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