Robert Alan "Robby" Krieger (Los Angeles, January 8, 1946) is an American musician. He was best known as the guitarist of The Doors. Although many listened to classical music in his youth Krieger went to its final love blues, flamenco, rock and roll and jazz. Artists that he likes listened to and who also have been a major influence on him, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Robert Johnson.
In the early 1960s, he played with drummer John Densmore in The Psychedelic Rangers. When keyboardist Ray Manzarek were looking for new members for his band, he joined Densmore, and through him at Krieger. The new band – named The Doors – now had its four members would make the legendary group. Besides lead singerJim Morrison was the other Member of The Doors that Krieger contributed to texts of the band. So are Light My Fire, Tell All The People, Roadhouse Blues and you're Lost Little Girl of his hand. Despite the successes of the band were Manzarek, Densmore and Krieger still angered over the drug-influenced behavior of Morrison. Yet, the break not there.
After the death of Morrison for some time he was lead singer of the group. When The Doors have decided to stop a few years after the death of Morrison decided Krieger and Densmore along The Butts Band . Phillip Chen, Roy Davis and Jess Roden were other members. The Group produced two plates, but was not really successful. All three former members of The Doors now decided for himself to a solo career. For Krieger meant that above all that he went through in the music. He played (and plays) in The Robby Krieger Band.
In 2002 he decided to act again as The Doors Manzarek and. This was against the sore leg of drummer Densmore which instituted a process. The group first performed under the name The Doors of the 21st Century, later as Riders on the Storm and until the death of Manzarek on May 20, 2013 under the name Manzarek-Krieger.
On 28 March 2014, it was announced that Krieger will make a guest appearance on the song "Her Bullets Energy" for the upcoming solo album by John Garcia.
Another important activity of the Krieger is painting.