April 28, 2008

‘Rockers’ Opening at Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery – I’ve put up my 280 favorite photos at the space that used to be the gallery at CBGB. It’s an amazing retrospective of my whole career. I hope you get a chance to see it.

Yoko Ono came to the opening. It was great that she had a chance to see all the work I've done besides the photos of her and John. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Yoko Ono came to the opening. It was great that she had a chance to see all the work I’ve done besides the photos of her and John. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Yoko Ono and Bob Gruen during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Debbie Harry was impressed with the size of the exhibition. She was at the first show I had in this space, in 1990 when it first opened as the gallery at CBGB. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Bob Gruen & Debbie Harry, NYC - 2008
Debbie Harry was impressed with the size of the exhibition. She was at the first show I had in this space, in 1990 when it first opened as the gallery at CBGB. Photo by Linda Rowe.
Debbie Harry was impressed with the size of the exhibition. She was at the first show I had in this space, in 1990 when it first opened as the gallery at CBGB. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Bob Gruen and Debbie Harry outside of the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

We've built an installation for the photos, the front room has colorful rose walls, and there is a mock 'teenage bedroom in-between the front and back. Photo by Tito Ficarelli.

We’ve built an installation for the photos, the front room has colorful rose walls, and there is a mock ‘teenage bedroom in-between the front and back. Photo by Tito Ficarelli.

Crowd at the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The back section is built like a city-scape scene, with buildings as the spaces for the photos and a skyline painted above. Photo by Tito Ficarelli.

The back section is built like a city-scape scene, with buildings as the spaces for the photos and a skyline painted above. Photo by Tito Ficarelli.

Crowd at the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tito Ficarelli came from Brazil to design the exhibition in the same style as the one he made for me last Spring at the FAAP University museum in Sao Paulo. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Tito Ficarelli & Bob Gruen, NYC - 2008
Tito Ficarelli came from Brazil to design the exhibition in the same style as the one he made for me last Spring at the FAAP University museum in Sao Paulo. Photo by Linda Rowe.
Tito Ficarelli came from Brazil to design the exhibition in the same style as the one he made for me last Spring at the FAAP University museum in Sao Paulo. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Tito Ficarelli and Bob Gruen during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My 95 year old mom was happy to meet Yoko at the opening. I learned everything I know about photography from my mom. Photo by Linda Rowe.

My 95 year old mom was happy to meet Yoko at the opening. I learned everything I know about photography from my mom. Photo by Linda Rowe.

(L-R) Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen, Yoko Ono and Bob Gruen during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bernadette Peters was at the opening. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Bob Gruen & Bernadette Peters, NYC - 2008
Bernadette Peters was at the opening. Photo by Linda Rowe.
Bernadette Peters was at the opening. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Bob Gruen and Bernadette Peters during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Clem Burke & BP Fallon came to see what the show was like, and enjoyed the 'teenage bedroom'. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Clem Burke & BP Fallon came to see what the show was like, and enjoyed the ‘teenage bedroom’. Photo by Linda Rowe.

(L-R) Clem Burke of Blondie, BP Fallon and Bob Gruen during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Michael Schmidt, Bob Gruen, Debbie Harry, Miss Guy and Snooky Bellomo get some air on the sidewalk out front. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Michael Schmidt, Bob Gruen, Debbie Harry, Miss Guy and Snooky Bellomo get some air on the sidewalk out front. Photo by Linda Rowe.

(L-R) Michael Schmidt, Bob Gruen, Debbie Harry, Miss Guy and Snooky Bellomo outside the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

For most of the night there was a crowd milling on the sidewalk like the old CB's days. Photo by Linda Rowe.

For most of the night there was a crowd milling on the sidewalk like the old CB’s days. Photo by Linda Rowe.

Crowd outside the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

John Varvatos came to see what I had installed next to the store he opened next door in the old CBGB club space. He's a real rock fan and was happy to see a real rock photo show. Photo by Linda Rowe.

John Varvatos came to see what I had installed next to the store he opened next door in the old CBGB club space. He’s a real rock fan and was happy to see a real rock photo show. Photo by Linda Rowe.

John Varvatos and Bob Gruen during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

John Varvatos says hi to Jesse Malin and Danny Sage who played a week earlier in a reunion of their D-Generation band at John's party to celebrate the opening of his new store next door. Photo by Linda Rowe.

John Varvatos says hi to Jesse Malin and Danny Sage who played a week earlier in a reunion of their D-Generation band at John’s party to celebrate the opening of his new store next door. Photo by Linda Rowe.

(L-R) John Varvatos, Jesse Malin and Danny Sage during the 'Rockers' exhibit opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, NYC. April 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com