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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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7 days ago
Robby Krieger

Gig alert! Robby will be playing at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip December 8, 2021! It's not very often you get the chance to see Robby perform at the Whisky, where it all began. This show will sell out, so get your tickets while they are still available. whiskyagogo.com/calendar/events/11200595/robby-krieger/ ... See MoreSee Less

Gig alert!  Robby will be playing at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go  on the Sunset Strip December 8, 2021!  Its not very often you get the chance to see Robby perform at the Whisky, where it all began.  This show will sell out, so get your tickets while they are still available.  https://whiskyagogo.com/calendar/events/11200595/robby-krieger/

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I saw him some years ago with his band in a place called 115 bourbon Street merrinette Park Illinois not far from where I live I ate dinner and went back to see him perform with his band we had to stand the who time it was worth it

Thank you for the longer heads up on this! It's often frustrating to hear about Robby's shows just a few days ahead of time. Genuinely appreciate that this is shared far in advance.

Would be awesome to be there too see Robbie perform at the classic whiskey A go go !!

Uuuuugh … I already have tickets to see Genesis in Philly that weekend or I would seriously consider flying out to LA for this show! Please come to Orlando!

Got tix-flying from chicago to see it. Can’t miss this!

Got to see him at the Whisky in 2019, and stood at the front of the stage catching every minute up and close. I don't think anything can top getting to see him at the Whisky, but getting to see it twice wouldn't hurt! 😍

I want to be there more than any other gig I can possibly imagine 🙏😊. Its a bit tricky being in the UK, but who knows ✌️🤞

Saw Robby in either 2018 or 2019 when he played there! The guy can play forever!! Great show 😍😍👏

Got tickets to celebrate Jim's and my bday at that special place. So excited

Seen you in NJ a few years back, awesome just Awesome!

Wish I could fly over thousands to see Robby perform at the Whisky😊

Thanks for the notice! I am so happy to see you on stage in that Club.

On Jim's birthday too. Awesome Robbie! If I lived anywhere close I'd be there

ON the 8th too... Well played sir. Wish I could see you again, and this time at the Whisky.

Thats right in the middle of Finals week! Ugh!

Yeah, try not to get kicked out of the place like back in ‘66.

Would love to fly over from the UK.

Oh robbie take a trip down to Greece ,Dionusus oidipous still wait you

I would like to be there... So far away and no money arghhhh

I better get my ticket now!!!!

Would love to go but I live in Germany. R u planning to come to Europe any time soon?

Looks like you’ll never leave California and get over to the East Coast of shitty New Jersey😎

More than 50 years since it all began. I bet hes thinking where did the time go. When I think of robbie it's always the young frizzly haired guy I picture in my head. Sad we only got 5 years from the 4 but a savage 5 yrs

Would love to go … but I live in England 😞

I'm in the UK gutted ❤

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2 weeks ago
Robby Krieger

Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and parsing fact from fiction has been a virtually impossible task. But now, after fifty years, The Doors’ notoriously quiet guitarist, Robby Krieger, is ready to set the record straight. In his first-ever memoir, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors, written with Jeff Alulis and to be published by Little, Brown on October 12, 2021, Krieger opens up about the band’s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ’n’ roll.

Through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawnshop where he bought his first guitar; the jail cell he was tossed into after a teenage drug bust; his parents’ living room, where his first songwriting sessions with Jim Morrison took place; the empty bars and backyard parties where The Doors played their first awkward gigs; the studios where their iconic songs were recorded; and the many venues where concerts erupted into historic riots. SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE, is packed with never-before-told stories from The Doors’ vital years, and offers a fresh perspective on infamous moments in the band’s career.

Krieger also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life’s most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction, to his twin brother’s mental breakdown, to his own battle with cancer. Counterbalancing the sorrow are humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk.

SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE is at once an insightful time capsule of ’60s counterculture, a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself a musician, and a touching tale of a life lived nontraditionally. It’s not only a must-read for Doors fans but an essential volume of American pop culture history. Fans can pre-order the book here: found.ee/SetTheNightOnFire
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Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and parsing fact from fiction has been a virtually impossible task. But now, after fifty years, The Doors’ notoriously quiet guitarist, Robby Krieger, is ready to set the record straight.  In his first-ever memoir, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors, written with Jeff Alulis and to be published by Little, Brown on October 12, 2021, Krieger opens up about the band’s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ’n’ roll. 

Through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawnshop where he bought his first guitar; the jail cell he was tossed into after a teenage drug bust; his parents’ living room, where his first songwriting sessions with Jim Morrison took place; the empty bars and backyard parties where The Doors played their first awkward gigs; the studios where their iconic songs were recorded; and the many venues where concerts erupted into historic riots. SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE, is packed with never-before-told stories from The Doors’ vital years, and offers a fresh perspective on infamous moments in the band’s career.

Krieger also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life’s most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction, to his twin brother’s mental breakdown, to his own battle with cancer. Counterbalancing the sorrow are humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk.

SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE is at once an insightful time capsule of ’60s counterculture, a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself a musician, and a touching tale of a life lived nontraditionally. It’s not only a must-read for Doors fans but an essential volume of American pop culture history.  Fans can pre-order the book here: https://found.ee/SetTheNightOnFire

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WOW ! I've been waiting for Robby's account for a long time ! A must read and to add to my DOORS collection of other biopic DOORS books to my library I can't wait to get a copy and would love Robby to autograph it too. Thanks Robby and congratulations ! Especially, thanks for the music ! A true fan always ! Best Wishes ! Rich 🙂 VA USA

You were a great guitarist Robby You had to be to play in a band as musically excellent as the Doors

Signed copies would be amazing.

Hey Robby, Rick Gunnip in Vermont, wants to share this , Do you Remember.

Yes me 2 sounds great I only play the doors when Billy is out he doesn't like them lol.xx

Been waiting for Robbie's book all my life!

I think I’ve bought like every book you guys have ever done or somebody’s written about y’all! definitely going to add to the collection

Absolutely love The Doors

I was supposed go see door's play in dallas, tx,show canceled,1970,because of Jim Morrison antics

A volte fa più male la vita che il morso di un serpente, si il mio rifugio è nel tocco di una campana di vetro che ci sta consumando lentamente, come lodi scritte e trascritte in versetti, mentre di contorno e il solo diffondersi dentro una preghiera Italiana.. Gianfranco Ottobre

Grande Robby desde chile saludos THE doors es mi grupo faborito su sonido es espectacular

How can we get a signed copy?

@robbiekrieger when's the book tour?

I can't wait,Robby 😁! Along with Jim you have definitely influenced me as a musician,and the main reason why I play on an SG.So thank you very much for everything,and have a nice day 🙂✌.

Awesome...... Robby in NJ Sept 2019

I'll be getting that one. And yeah... I'd be interested in knowing about a signed copy. I believe Robbie was the first slide guitarist I ever heard. Wasn't until Duane that I figured how he got that pure liquid sound from a guitar.

You should come to Broadway and tell the stories like Bruce does. I’m sure many fans would love to sit in a room with you and hear the iconic tales of the Doors from you (and John) and your own stories as well.

I’m so looking forward to reading Robby’s book. Very sorry to learn he dealt with drug addiction and cancer, never knew that.

I love the trib band with Waylon vocals!

I'm very happy about that! Hopefully it will also appear in German, like Ray's and John's biography! You're welcome!

This was my favorite band in high school/college in the early ‘80’s. I had all the albums on original label. Looking forward to reading this book!

Yay!! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time! I look forward to hearing more of Robby’s perspective. I didn’t know about his addiction, his brother, cancer, etc. 💔 💜

Robbie is underrated as a highly original guitarist! Love him.

Good for you Robby Krieger it such a wonderful event you got back with your guitar an work!!!

This book is going to be great! Robby ❤️

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3 weeks ago
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Thinking of Jim today.

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When I was 13 I brought my portable record player and “Waiting For the Sun” and “Sgt. Peppers” to camp. Impossible to articulate my love for both- but Jim and his lyrics have imbedded in my life for all of these fifty odd years.

So sweet of you Robby. I truly hope one day our paths will cross. You are the last troubadour I have not met from one of the greatest bands of all time.

Can't help but wonder what their music would be today if some of these great ones hadn't died so young.

Thinking of Jim also. He had such a big influence on me. I'm a poet and I've published 5 book of poetry. By the way, it was nice meeting you Robby when you did a show in Montreal in 2012!

Sad day one of the greatest song writers and singers of all time is gone but his music lives on for ever you were a awesome guy I’ll be playing his music cutting the grass and in the truck all day R I P Jim

We are too brother. 💜 I hope you get a little musical conversation in with him today.

Wow!! 50 years he's been gone! Still listen to his music quite often. All my children were raised on his music. My daughter's and I saw the Doors several months before Ray passed away. They were great!! Rest easy Jim & Ray.❤❤🎼🎵🎶🎹

Jim Morrison wrote Wallace Fowlie in the 60’s while touring w/ his band @thedoors thanking Fowlie for his translation of Arthur Rimbaud’s poetry. 30yrs later I met Fowlie & he wrote this about Morrison in my work (this after me 1st meeting Waylon Krieger & then meeting Robby Krieger. Later meeting Bill Siddons Doors manager who managed my friend Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root) #american #poet #everyday #poetry #writersofinstagram #writer #writing #deathday #anniversary #july #third

Jim’s dad said in a interview that Jim would have been the kind of guy you would like to know. R.I.P. Jim thank you for the great music.

So many people both young and old have their own Judgements, opinions, admirations, respect and disrespect of a very young man who sadly lost his life far too early. I am sure it was a mixture of alcohol, personal neglect and drug use... Jim, like so many of us when we are young, think we are immortal and push our boundaries to their limits He was unlucky.... A lot of us get away with it. RIP talented young man... XXXX If only you had been one of the lucky ones XXXX

Gone but not forgotten! He is very well loved and admired here in St Petersburg Florida!

Still listening to the Doors and trying to figure out how 4 young men in their early twenties got so phenomenally good, especially Robby who's guitar playing was unique, complex and evocative. He could have played contemporary straight rock riffs but chose to push beyond those limits and boundaries producing exciting, expressive and experimental sounds that mirrored the spirit of the band and Jim. John and Ray also bring the same and produce some of the most exciting music created ever!

So sorry for the loss of your friend. We are so lucky to know him through your music and his words, but we will never know the loss felt by those who knew him. My condolences to you.

God bless you Jim , came to visit you in Paris to pay my respect.

Thank you Robby. Jim was a fabulous performer and is much missed.

May Jim Rest In Peace…💐 I was grooving to some Doors while cruising down PCH near Malibu not too long ago, -timeless, awesome music that has always made me feel more aware and alive… Hey Robby, I saw you play at Seven Grand in Downtown L.A. Really nice show! Thanks for playing a few Doors’ songs. I also really enjoyed your rendition of “My Favorite Things.” All four of you guys are great musicians. Nice jazz.

50 years gone but still remembered, loved and missed.

I graduated College, carrying a book of his Poetry in my hand. His experience taught me that sometimes the Poet, and not the Jock, is the preferred way to follow.

Still listening to the Doors...stay safe... love from France.

Jim was like a shooting star. Burned fast And bright and then burned out just as quick. One of the best Best poet/songwriter singer. On par with Bob Dylan type talent ! I can only imagine how much more he had to give if he would’ve lived even a few more years

I remember July 3rd, 1971 very vividly when I heard Jim died!

I was lucky 2 c The Doors many times in my life. What great shows they were.

Playing some DOORS today. Much love Robby.

Way WAY TOO EARLY!! 😢 RIP Jim 🦎

July 2 is my Birthday and Jim Partied a little too hard on my Birthday and for the last 30 years I quit That kind of Partying and Got to Live But think of Jim and How I’m happy to wake up feeling Fine on The Morning of July 3rd

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4 weeks ago
Robby Krieger

Sneak peek of the mobile app "The Doors.ai." Under development for the last two years and fully endorsed by the band, this is THE Doors' mobile app for the 2020s. Created and curated by The Doors' official archivist, this isn't just another regurgitation of old Doors’ stories; this is NEW Doors content culled from decades of research and personal experiences you won't find anywhere else.

Features include:
• Today in Doors History – From the earliest days of the band, through the solo careers of Ray, Robby and John. You will learn something new every single day.
• Classic Quotes – Quotes from band members Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore. You will also hear from others instrumental in the band's development, such as long-time engineer Bruce Botnick and Elektra President Jac Holzman.
• "Doors Stories" - Doors stories are a bit longer, similar to old-school magazine articles. Written exclusively for The Doors.ai, you won't find these anywhere else.
• Doors Location Guide – Hang out at the same places that Jim Morrison and The Doors' hung out. Over forty different locations across Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Paris.
• Song Lyrics - Transcribed from the isolated vocal tracks of the original Doors multi-track recordings, these are the true lyrics. Included are the six original albums, plus the two post-Morrison Doors albums. Also included are outtakes and B-sides.
• Concert Reviews – Over fifty first-person reviews spanning the earliest Doors shows in 1966 through their final gig as a trio in 1972. Also included are reviews of Ray, Robby, and John solo concerts after The Doors broke up.

App content is constantly updated, making the monthly subscription cost of less than $1 well worth it.

For more information, see thedoors.ai/

Some of the five-star reviews in the app stores:
• "I just got this yesterday, and I'm really enjoying it. I've been a Doors fan since 1967 and consider myself knowledgeable, but from the moment I opened the app, I've been learning new facts, stories, etc. There isn't any place I go in this app that I'm not fascinated." ~ Michelle C.
• "Fantastic app, it's just what doors fans have been waiting for. All information in one place: concert listings, songs, reviews, and stories. Highly recommended." ~ Paul N.
• "Lots of new stuff! I would recommend it to any true Doors fan." ~ Theodore A
• "Brilliant, informative app. I can't wait to read stories from people who saw the band live or met band members. Highly recommended app." ~ Nellie J

Download today from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Apple App Store download: apps.apple.com/us/app/the-doors-ai/id1499023107
Google Play Store download: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thedoorsai
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Sneak peek of the mobile app The Doors.ai. Under development for the last two years and fully endorsed by the band, this is THE Doors mobile app for the 2020s. Created and curated by The Doors official archivist, this isnt just another regurgitation of old Doors’ stories; this is NEW Doors content culled from decades of research and personal experiences you wont find anywhere else.

Features include:
• Today in Doors History – From the earliest days of the band, through the solo careers of Ray, Robby and John. You will learn something new every single day.
• Classic Quotes – Quotes from band members Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore. You will also hear from others instrumental in the bands development, such as long-time engineer Bruce Botnick and Elektra President Jac Holzman.
• Doors Stories - Doors stories are a bit longer, similar to old-school magazine articles. Written exclusively for The Doors.ai, you wont find these anywhere else.
• Doors Location Guide – Hang out at the same places that Jim Morrison and The Doors hung out. Over forty different locations across Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Paris.
• Song Lyrics - Transcribed from the isolated vocal tracks of the original Doors multi-track recordings, these are the true lyrics. Included are the six original albums, plus the two post-Morrison Doors albums. Also included are outtakes and B-sides.
• Concert Reviews – Over fifty first-person reviews spanning the earliest Doors shows in 1966 through their final gig as a trio in 1972. Also included are reviews of Ray, Robby, and John solo concerts after The Doors broke up.

App content is constantly updated, making the monthly subscription cost of less than $1 well worth it.

For more information, see https://thedoors.ai/

Some of the five-star reviews in the app stores:
• I just got this yesterday, and Im really enjoying it. Ive been a Doors fan since 1967 and consider myself knowledgeable, but from the moment I opened the app, Ive been learning new facts, stories, etc. There isnt any place I go in this app that Im not fascinated. ~ Michelle C. 
• Fantastic app, its just what doors fans have been waiting for.  All information in one place: concert listings, songs, reviews, and stories.  Highly recommended. ~ Paul N.
• Lots of new stuff! I would recommend it to any true Doors fan. ~ Theodore A
• Brilliant, informative app. I cant wait to read stories from people who saw the band live or met band members. Highly recommended app. ~ Nellie J

Download today from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Apple App Store download: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-doors-ai/id1499023107
Google Play Store download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thedoorsai

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Excellent, I will check it out for sure.

I tried, but I have to pay for the access...sorry no!

Thank you! Love you Robby!

Fantastic job, David!

Thank you so much Robby

Esa seción fotográfica desconozco el año pero está con madres.

Liz Soal I cant get it 😢 you might have to on your phone

Jim Morrison, the last good American

Jim and Sage !

Głyññ Bêrłâñd

😎AWESOMENESS! 🎼🎶🎼🎶👍🏼

Is that a labra-door? The unknown sixth member?

I had that poster...

So cool!

Albert

50 yrs, where did the time go?

Bessie Summerfield

Juanito Simon Espiricueta

Lizeth Mtz

Lizard King

Dude ..... XOXO HAA HAAAAAA

Shane Griffin didn’t you have that poster ?

For Uruguay??

Sign me up!

🎵💯🌟

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4 weeks ago
Robby Krieger

Be sure to check out Robby Krieger and The New Experience at the Seven Grand club in Los Angeles on July 1. To wet your whistle, here they are performing their new tune, "A Good Day in LA". The New Experience is Robby Krieger on guitar, Ed Roth on keys, Kevin Brandon on bass, and Franklin Vanderbilt on drums. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice work !! Lots of musical elements, & smooth / groovy : )

Saturday is the 50th anniversary of the Jim Morrison appearance as a contestant on the July 3, 1971 episode of Celebrity Bucket Kickers.

Love it!Mixed up the Doors vibe with Jeff Beck “Blow by Blow”Era I thought.

Does anyone know what time this show is going to take place?

That's a groovy 😎 tune!!

Hey Robby Krieger can we get some more information on this event? What time is the show?

Spanish Caravan always fulfilled my Segovian Passion for electric classical , AND NO ONE can convince ME , that When The Music's Over's MONSTER Guitar did not add to the OBSESSION FOR POWER , that became Heavy Metal . SO GLAD to know you are still playing Robby 🤩😎🎸

Sounds like a news show.

Robby Krieger is this a ticketed event?

Clarity Skoglund do you see any event details that I’m missing?

Ain't the DOORS

Are You Experienced ????

Jordan Hughes-Witt

Juan Carlos Villamil

Nora Watson

😎

Saw Robbie and son in Council Bluffs, Iowa at The Horseshoe Casino. Hopefully he will come back this way again. Fabulous show.

Reminds me a bit of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters album. And BTW, it is almost always a good day in L.A.! Carry on, good sir.

Always a good day when we hear something new from Mr. K.

im listening to the Doors and then i saw you💞⭐

bring it to Nashville

Can't get away from the cocktail music huh ? LOL

Robbie rock on!

Any doors tuned?

Noyce

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