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Robby Krieger

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Los Angeles, California, United States (January 8, 1946 – present)

Robert Alan “Robby” Krieger (born January 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is best known as the guitarist for the 60’s rock band The Doors. With his unique fingerstyle guitar-playing and excellent bottleneck-technique he is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists.

Krieger taught himself to play guitar in a private school where his parents sent him after having some troubles in study. At first, he was interested in flamenco, but soon he expanded his playing to jazz, blues and folk.

Robby met Ray Manzarek in one of the meditation classes he was attending. Manzarek asked Krieger to jam with his fellow bandmembers John Densmore, who Robby knew already from a band called The Psychedelic Rangers, and a singer/poet called Jim Morrison.

Krieger wrote many of the band’s classic songs. Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times, Touch Me and Love Her Madly were all written by him.

After The Doors, Krieger has become known as a jazz guitarist, has recorded multiple solo albums, and is currently playing, along with Ray Manzarek, in a group called Riders On The Storm. He has also guested on a number of projects organised by Billy Sherwood, including Return to the Dark Side of the Moon and From Here to Infinity by Jim Ladd’s Headsets.

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  • hECt0rgRINd

    father of blues

    3 Jul 12:59pm Reply
  • tryingyourlucky

    happy birthday man

    8 Jan 3:45pm Reply
  • rafael_freitas

    Krieger is awesome!!

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • TaureDawn

    Robby Krieger Happy Birthday!

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SebuuuPL

    Happy birthday, Robby, my master!

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • FLOSTIK_1

    Happy birthday,Robby.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • thomas-anders

    greatest guitarist Ever

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • CHlLDlNTlME

    greatest guitarist

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MercuMay4LiFE

    Robby Krieger is one of the most underrated guitarists in rock. Rock on Robby!

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ImmortaLuv

    Krieger is one of the greatest Guitarists in Music history. I love his style and the music he made with Morrison, Manzarek & Densmore.

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • babybling10

    Awesome Guitarist!!!!!!!!!

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • v10monster

    i saw him at clean air clear stars and it was amazing!

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • themetalguru200

    Saw a programme about the album "The Doors". Robbie did not look well. Is he ok?

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ausiedler

    Hey Mr. Krieger, I´d love to get together with you and jam a little.

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • pnutbuttrcookie

    i can't believe i get to see him play live soon.YEAH! i'm so excited

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • pnutbuttrcookie

    Robby is definitely among the best.he is one of my top guitarists

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • T_RoyTaylor

    Only a handful of guitarists have been entered into the ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME and Robby is certainly deserving of this honor. I was fortunate enough to meet Robby and have him play an amazing electric slide guitar track on the first of ten tracks titled Mr. Cool Demeanor on my CD Solutions. Thank you Arthur Barrow for introducing me to this Legendary guitarist!

    29 Apr 2008 Reply
  • smetak

    I think he is one of the most unprized guitarist...He'd deserves bigger confession...

    18 Jul 2006 Reply

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