One of The Doors founding members, guitarist and songwriters, Robby Krieger has …
Written by megarock on January 8, 2018
One of The Doors founding members, guitarist and songwriters, Robby Krieger has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Robby started his music career playing trumpet and some piano. While he was attending a private school, Menlo School in Menlo Park, California, as a boarding student, there was study time at night that allowed him to teach himself to play the guitar. He began by learning flamenco, by first de-tuning a Ukelele to the bottom four strings of a guitar and mimicking a record he had. Later, during a Christmas break, he and two classmates took a vacation to Puerto Vallarta where he purchased a peg-tuned Juan Ramierez P. guitar and took lessons for a few months.
Then he met Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore….
We do have to ask you what your favorite song by The Doors is?
Happy Birthday Robby!!! Wonder if he still has that Ukelele?