Former Doors guitarist still lighting a musical fire

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY LUANNE HUNT AND PUBLISHED BY DAILY PRESS ON JANUARY 17, 2019.

Anyone who grew up in the 1950s surely remembers what a rich and productive time it was for American music. The decade saw the rise of Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and an array of other entertainment power houses.

Musician Robby Krieger, former guitarist for the Doors, was a wee lad when all those artists came on the scene, but he says he was profoundly influenced by them in myriad ways.

“The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf,” said Krieger, who is set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. “Then I listened to rock ‘n’ roll. I listened to the radio a lot — Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.”

By the time Krieger was 17, he had taken up the guitar and said he taught himself to play on a friend’s Mexican flamenco. After taking a few lessons on the instrument, he decided to purchase his own guitar and play blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

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