Robby Krieger

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Robert Alan Krieger 
January 8, 1946
Los Angeles, California

Robby Krieger's unique fingerstyle approach to the guitar and his incredible songwriting helped make The Doors one of the most exciting and influential bands of the 1960's

Krieger bought his first electric guitar after seeing Chuck Bery perform in 1963. It was a Red Gibson SG with black pickups that he would later use to record the Doors first album. 

The Doors formed in Los Angeles in 1965 when Krieger joined forces with Jim Morrison, John Densmore and Ray Manzarek. 

At their first practice Jim told everyone to go home and write a song. The next day Robby showed up with his song... "Light My Fire"! The first song he had ever written is arguably one of the greatest songs of all time. 
The Doors went on to record 6 groundbreaking albums. They were controversial, influential and a damn good band. Their ​unique sound, dark lyrics and charismatic, erratic frontman made the Doors one of the best bands of the 1960's and of all time. 

After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.

Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of the Doors' songs, including the hits "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me", and "Love Her Madly". After the Doors disbanded, Krieger continued his performing and recording career with other musicians including former Doors band mates John Densmore and Ray Manzarek. He was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Krieger continues to perform and tour with his son Waylon on vocals. 

Happy Birthday Robby Krieger!
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