ROBBY KRIEGER OPENS UP ABOUT THE DOORS AND JIM MORRISON

American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Jim Morrison (singer), John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), and Ray Manzarek (organist), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
American rock group The Doors, from left to right: Jim Morrison (singer), John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), and Ray Manzarek (organist), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

At the forefront of the developing scene in American music during the late 1960s and early ’70s were four musicians in Southern California who fused garage rock, the blues and psychedelic rock into classic American rock and roll.

The Doors rewrote rock history, and the band’s main songwriter and guitarist, Robby Krieger, penned some of the most timeless songs of the era.

In the four decades since their heyday, The Doors’ songs continue to sound remarkably current, showing up in countless movies, television shows, video games and remixes. Krieger’s distinct guitar sound on nearly all of the Doors songs comes from his beloved Gibson SGs, which he used almost exclusively during his time with the Doors.

Gibson Custom is proud to honor Krieger’s legacy with the introduction of the new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG. Last week, we brought you an interview where Krieger discussed his lifelong appreciation for Gibson guitars. Here Krieger reminisces on his legacy with the Doors, his short time with the late Jim Morrison, and what he misses most about his friend — subjects he doesn’t talk about very often.

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