Identical Sounds of George Harrison and Robby Krieger

George Harrison of the Beatles from Liverpool, England and Robby Krieger of the Doors from Los Angeles, America are the talented guitarist, singer-songwriter, and a grace for each band. Each of them was a guitarist in two legendary bands which gain the fame in the same era. 

Harrison rooted in rock and roll, while Krieger rooted in blues and jazz. However, Harrison and Krieger's guitar sounds have some similarities. Both play progressive and psychedelic tunes, which have mind-blowing effect for people who listen.

Harrison played Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Rickenbacker 360/12, Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG, and Epiphone Casino. Krieger plays Gibson SG Special, National 'Town & Country' (Model 1104), Gibson SG Special, Gibson SG Standard, the Gibson Les Paul Custom, and Black Gibson SG Standard.

The Identical Sounds of George Harrison and Robby Krieger can be heard through the songs below:

The Doors: Moonlight Drive (listen Krieger's guitar from 01:29)
The Beatles: Come Together (listen Harrison's guitar from 02:13)

Moonlight Drive released in September 25, 1967. Though a conventional blues arrangement, Moonlight Drive defining feature was its slightly off-beat rhythm, and Krieger's Bottle-neck guitar which creates an eerie sound.

Come Together released on 6 October 1969, is a blues rock song, which consists of a repeating verse/refrain structure, broken up by a guitar solo acting as a bridge.

The Doors: Who Scared You (listen Krieger's guitar from 01:18) 
The Beatles: Something (listen Harrison's guitar from 01:42)

Who Scared You is The B-side of the single Wishful Sinful which released on March 1969. Who Scared You is one of only three non-album B-sides that the Doors released during their career.

Something is a song written by Harrison, released on 6 October, 1969. It runs at a speed of around 66 beats per minute and is incommon time throughout. It begins with a five-note guitar figure, which functions as the song's chorus, since it is repeated before each of the verses and also closes the track.

The Doors: Wild Child
The Beatles: Revolution

Wild Child is in The Soft Parade, the Doors' fourth studio album and was released on 18 July, 1969. The Doors incorporated brass and string arrangements into their compositions. The album fulfilled the band's desire to feature more jazz and blues influences in their work.

Revolution released on 26 August, 1968. The song begins with a startling machine-gun fuzz guitar riff, with Lennon and Harrison's guitars prominent throughout the track. The distorted guitar sound was achieved by direct injection of the guitar signal into the mixing console. The Beatles' engineer, Geoff Emerick later explained that he routed the signal through two microphone preamplifiers in series while keeping the amount of overload just below the point of overheating the console.

Harrison fascinated with the sitar and immersed himself in Indian music. By 1965's Rubber Soul, Harrison had begun to lead the other Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown).

In February 1968, the Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, in northern India, to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Amid widespread media attention, their visit was one of the band's most productive periods. They first met the Maharishi in London in August 1967 and then attended a seminar in Bangor, Wales. They had planned to attend the entire ten-day session, but their stay was cut short by the death of their manager, Brian Epstein.

In an interview with, Robby Krieger explain about his sitar, meditation, and George Harrison. Read the full interview here.