Photo: Doug Lubahn, photo via Twitter/@TheDoors
R.I.P. to Doug Lubahn, studio bassist for The Doors. As confirmed by a post on his Facebook page, he passed away on November 20th at the age of 71.
Lubahn was practically considered the bands bass player (even though they never had a full time bass player). He played on three of the band's most iconic early LPs: 1967's Strange Days, 1968's Waiting for the Sun, and 1969's The Soft Parade.
In 2007, Lubahn published a memoir entitled My Days With the Doors and Other Stories. Discussing the book, Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger stated, “Even though it is too bad he didn’t join The Doors when we asked him, he gets the loyalty prize for stickin’ with his group at the time.”
Added drummer John Densmore, “Bass players and drummers are like brothers, cookin’ up the groove in the basement. The main ingredient is solid time, and Doug’s playing was like a rock. Lubahn was there… more there than I knew.”