January – April 2009

I’ve been to a lot of places and I’ve seen a lot of interesting people, including Robert Gordon, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Green Day and even Bill Clinton! Check it all out here!

Jan. 7 - Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding started the year with a show at B.B . King's Club in Times Square. Robert has one of the strongest voices and with Chris backing him he's at his best.

Jan. 7 – Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding started the year with a show at B.B . King’s Club in Times Square. Robert has one of the strongest voices and with Chris backing him he’s at his best.

Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding perform at B.B. King's Club in Times Square NYC on January 7, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan. 8 - Yoko Ono congratulates my wife, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen at the opening of Elizabeth's multi-layer cut paper art show, in Chelsea. Yoko liked the piece behind them so much that she acquired it for her collection.

Jan. 8 – Yoko Ono congratulates my wife, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen at the opening of Elizabeth’s multi-layer cut paper art show, in Chelsea. Yoko liked the piece behind them so much that she acquired it for her collection.

Yoko Ono and Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen in Chelsea NYC on January 8, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan. 8 - Debbie Harry played a short set at the party after the opening of an exhibition in honor of the late designer Steven Sprouse. The exhibition was sponsored by Louis Vuitton.

Debbie Harry, NYC, - 2009
Jan. 8 - Debbie Harry played a short set at the party after the opening of an exhibition in honor of the late designer Steven Sprouse. The exhibition was sponsored by Louis Vuitton.
Jan. 8 – Debbie Harry played a short set at the party after the opening of an exhibition in honor of the late designer Steven Sprouse. The exhibition was sponsored by Louis Vuitton.

Debbie Harry performing at a party in New York City on January 8, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan. 13 - Debbie was joined by (from left) Sprouse model Terry Toy, Marc Jacobs and DJ Johnny Dynell at the party celebrating the release of a Rizzoli book about Steven Sprouse by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha.

Terry Toy, Marc Jacobs, Debbie Harry, & DJ Johnny Dynell, NYC, - 2009
Jan. 13 - Debbie was joined by (from left) Sprouse model Terry Toy, Marc Jacobs and DJ Johnny Dynell at the party celebrating the release of a Rizzoli book about Steven Sprouse by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha.
Jan. 13 – Debbie was joined by (from left) Sprouse model Terry Toy, Marc Jacobs and DJ Johnny Dynell at the party celebrating the release of a Rizzoli book about Steven Sprouse by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha.

Terry Toy, Marc Jacobs, Debbie Harry, and DJ Johnny Dynell at a party at Atelier in New York City on January 13, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan. 9 - Film Director Able Ferrer read from an interview with the late poet, Herbert Hunke, at a tribute to Hunke held at the Bowery Electric.

Jan. 9 – Film Director Able Ferrer read from an interview with the late poet, Herbert Hunke, at a tribute to Hunke held at the Bowery Electric.

Able Ferrer at the Bowery Electric in New York City on January 9, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Patti Smith entertained the audience at the Herbert Hunke tribute with stories of how she first met him, and then sang a song for the fans.

Patti Smith, NYC, - 2009
Patti Smith entertained the audience at the Herbert Hunke tribute with stories of how she first met him, and then sang a song for the fans.
Patti Smith entertained the audience at the Herbert Hunke tribute with stories of how she first met him, and then sang a song for the fans.

Patti Smith performing at the Bowery Electric in NYC on January 9, 2009.

Jan. 15 - Suzanne Vega appeared at the new club, City Winery with old friend and producer Lenny Kaye.

Jan. 15 – Suzanne Vega appeared at the new club, City Winery with old friend and producer Lenny Kaye.

Suzanne Vega and Lenny Kaye perform at City Winery in New York City on January 15, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb. 1 - Yoko Ono presents an award of recognition to La Monte Young at an event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. La Monte Young is an avant garde musician who was a big inspiration for composer John Cale, and many others.

Feb. 1 – Yoko Ono presents an award of recognition to La Monte Young at an event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. La Monte Young is an avant garde musician who was a big inspiration for composer John Cale, and many others.

Yoko Ono presents an award to LaMonte Young at the MoMA in NYC on February 1, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 4 - The Sex Slaves played songs from their new CD at the Studio club in Webster Hall.

Feb 4 – The Sex Slaves played songs from their new CD at the Studio club in Webster Hall.

The Sex Slaves performing at Webster Hall in New York City on February 4, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 28 - Steven Van Zandt wishes Giorgio Gomelski a very happy 75th birthday. Giorgio entertained the crowd at his loft with stories of his early days, discovering and managing the Rolling Stones. He also demonstrated how he sang backup on one of the Yardbirds hit songs.

Steven Van Zandt, Giorgio Gomelski, NYC, - 2009
Feb 28 - Steven Van Zandt wishes Giorgio Gomelski a very happy 75th birthday. Giorgio entertained the crowd at his loft with stories of his early days, discovering and managing the Rolling Stones. He also demonstrated how he sang backup on one of the Yardbirds hit songs.
Feb 28 – Steven Van Zandt wishes Giorgio Gomelski a very happy 75th birthday. Giorgio entertained the crowd at his loft with stories of his early days, discovering and managing the Rolling Stones. He also demonstrated how he sang backup on one of the Yardbirds hit songs.

Steven Van Zandt & Giorgio Gomelski celebrating Giorgio's 75th birthday on Feburary 28, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 5 - Walter Lore had a big smile while waiting to go on stage with his band "the Waldos" at Don Hill's Club.

Feb 5 – Walter Lure had a big smile while waiting to go on stage with his band “the Waldos” at Don Hill’s Club.

Walter Lore at Don Hill's Club in New York City on February 5. 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

And Cheeta Chrome was in a good mood as well at Don Hill's as he got ready to open the show.

And Cheeta Chrome was in a good mood as well at Don Hill’s as he got ready to open the show.

Cheeta Chrome at Don Hill's Club in New York City on February 5, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 14 - What a great way to spend Valentine's Day - with Ronnie Spector, in the Catskills, at the Bearsville Theater! She is developing a new show about her life in songs and spoken word.

Feb 14 – What a great way to spend Valentine’s Day – with Ronnie Spector, in the Catskills, at the Bearsville Theater! She is developing a new show about her life in songs and spoken word.

Ronnie Spector performing in the Catskills, New York on February 14, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

After the show Ronnie's husband Jonathan joined me and my Valentine, Elizabeth, for a photo with Ronnie.

After the show Ronnie’s husband Jonathan joined me and my Valentine, Elizabeth, for a photo with Ronnie.

Jonathen Greenfield, Ronnie Spector, Bob Gruen, & Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen at the Bearsville Theater in the Catskills NY on February 14, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 7 - Keith Richard's daughters Alexandra and Theodora. were the DJ's at the party to open an exhibition of Beatles and Rolling Stones photos by their '60's U.S. Tour Manager Bob Bonis at the Not Fade Away Gallery in New York.

March 7 – Keith Richard’s daughters Alexandra and Theodora. were the DJ’s at the party to open an exhibition of Beatles and Rolling Stones photos by their ’60’s U.S. Tour Manager Bob Bonis at the Not Fade Away Gallery in New York.

Alexandra and Theodora Richards at the Not Fade Away Gallery in NYC on March 7, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The man who told us about the Beatles in the '60's, publicist Pete Benett, poses for a photo with Theodora and music biz legend Danny Fields at the Not Fade Away opening.

The man who told us about the Beatles in the ’60’s, publicist Pete Benett, poses for a photo with Theodora and music biz legend Danny Fields at the Not Fade Away opening.

Pete Benett, Theodora Richards, & Danny Fields at the Not Fade Away Gallery in NYC on March 7, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 4 - Marky Ramone was all smiles at the party for his designs for the new Rock Scene line produced by Tommy Hilfiger at the Hilfiger store in Soho.

March 4 – Marky Ramone was all smiles at the party for his designs for the new Rock Scene line produced by Tommy Hilfiger at the Hilfiger store in Soho.

Marky Ramone at the Tommy Hilfiger store in Soho in NYC on March 4, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Marky posed in his bus with his band before going in to play at the Rock Scene party.

Marky posed in his bus with his band before going in to play at the Rock Scene party.

Marky Ramone with his band Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg at a party in NYC on March 4, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 13 - The Flower Travellin' Band came to New York to play at the Knitting Factory as part of their first tour in 35 years. The band features my long time friend, singer Joe Yamanaka (center).

March 13 – The Flower Travellin’ Band came to New York to play at the Knitting Factory as part of their first tour in 35 years. The band features my long time friend, singer Joe Yamanaka (center).

The Flower Travelin' Band at the Knitting Factory on March 13, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 17 - Timo Ellis performed with 'Netherlands' while lit by the light of film projections. They sound like a cross between Kiss and Miles Davis in the 'Bitches Brew' period.

March 17 – Timo Ellis performed with ‘Netherlands’ while lit by the light of film projections. They sound like a cross between Kiss and Miles Davis in the ‘Bitches Brew’ period.

Timo Ellis performing in New York City on March 17, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Semi Precious Weapons played a secret show at the Bowery Electric. Singer Justin Tranter keeps the action going at a very hectic pace.

Semi Precious Weapons played a secret show at the Bowery Electric. Singer Justin Tranter keeps the action going at a very hectic pace.

Semi Precious weapons perform at the Bowery Electric in NYC on February 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 31 - Jimmy Fallon was a surprise guest singer in the show put on by Mark Ronson at the party for Top Shop at Balthazar restaurant.

March 31 – Jimmy Fallon was a surprise guest singer in the show put on by Mark Ronson at the party for Top Shop at Balthazar restaurant.

Jimmy Fallon and Mark Ronson perform in New York City on March 31, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 30 - Green Day finished their new album 'Twenty First Century Breakdown' in New York, and immediately went into a studio to start making new songs. I stayed up with them till 7:30 am and had a great time watching them work.

March 30 – Green Day finished their new album ‘Twenty First Century Breakdown’ in New York, and immediately went into a studio to start making new songs. I stayed up with them till 7:30 am and had a great time watching them work.

Green Day in the studio writing a new song in New York City on March 30, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The next night they listened to the newly completed album for the first time and though they were tired they were very happy with what they had made.

Green Day, NYC, - 2009
The next night they listened to the newly completed album for the first time and though they were tired they were very happy with what they had made.
The next night they listened to the newly completed album for the first time and though they were tired they were very happy with what they had made.

Trey Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day in New York City on April 1, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 30 - The Hold Steady brought their show to The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza for a night of great fun.

March 30 – The Hold Steady brought their show to The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza for a night of great fun.

The Hold Steady perform at The Filmore New York at Irving Plaza on March 30, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 14 - I went to St. Paul to give a talk at the Fitzgerald Theater to benefit the Minnesota Public Radio, and I was interviewed by top DJ Mary Lucia.

April 14 – I went to St. Paul to give a talk at the Fitzgerald Theater to benefit the Minnesota Public Radio, and I was interviewed by top DJ Mary Lucia.

Mary Lucia and Bob Gruen in St. Paul Minnesota on April 14, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 16 - Tommy and Jimmy Wynbrandt have finally gotten the Miamis' wonderful music on a CD. 35 years in the making, it's finally available! The Miamis were a favorite band on the NY scene in the '70's.

April 16 – Tommy and Jimmy Wynbrandt have finally gotten the Miamis’ wonderful music on a CD. 35 years in the making, it’s finally available! The Miamis were a favorite band on the NY scene in the ’70’s.

Tommy Wynbrandt, Jimmy Wynbrandt in New York City on April 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 20 - Lily Allen was sold out at Roseland and just keeps on getting better with her punky, cheeky style.

April 20 – Lily Allen was sold out at Roseland and just keeps on getting better with her punky, cheeky style.

Lily Allen performs at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on April 20, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 21 - The Food Bank is one of the great charities in New York, feeding 250,000 to 300,000 people every day in the city. At the benefit dinner this year Bono, ex-President Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi and his wife; Mario Batali, and Rachael Ray were there.

April 21 – The Food Bank is one of the great charities in New York, feeding 250,000 to 300,000 people every day in the city. At the benefit dinner this year Bono, ex-President Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi and his wife; Mario Batali, and Rachael Ray were there.

Bono, President Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi, Dorothea Hurley, Mario Batali, & Rachael Ray in New York City on April 21, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Danny Clinch took a photo of me with Bill Clinton!

Danny Clinch took a photo of me with Bill Clinton!

President Bill Clinton and Bob Gruen at the Food Bank benefit dinner on April 21, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 24 - Mandy Stein greeted Debbie Harry at the Tribeca Film Festival opening of Mandy's movie, "Burning Down the House", about CBGB.

April 24 – Mandy Stein greeted Debbie Harry at the Tribeca Film Festival opening of Mandy’s movie, “Burning Down the House”, about CBGB.

Debbie Harry and Mandy Stein at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on April 24, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

At the Bowery Electric after-party for the film, CBGB family members Louise Parnassa, Lisa Crystal, Arturo Vega and BG celebrated.

At the Bowery Electric after-party for the film, CBGB family members Louise Parnassa, Lisa Crystal, Arturo Vega and BG celebrated.

Louise Parnassa, Kisa Crystal, Arturo Vega, & BG in New York City on April 24, 2009. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com