January – May 2008

A lot happened this winter, and here are the pictures to prove it…

Jan 6 - Famed bluesman Hubert Sumlin played at the Jazz Standard club with a great band including Tony Garnier, David Johansen and James Blood Ulmer, above.

Jan 6 – Famed bluesman Hubert Sumlin played at the Jazz Standard club with a great band including Tony Garnier, David Johansen and James Blood Ulmer, above.

(L-R) Hubert Sumlin, Tony Garnier, David Johansen of the New York Dolls and James Blood Ulmer on stage at the Jazz Standard, NYC. January 6, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 5 - Sean Lennon & Hal Wilner put on a very avant garde show at the Stone, a small performance space on the Lower East Side.

Jan 5 – Sean Lennon & Hal Wilner put on a very avant garde show at the Stone, a small performance space on the Lower East Side.

Sean Lennon and Hal Wilner backstage at the Stone, NYC. January 5, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 31 - My wife, Elizabeth Gregory & Yoko Ono at the closing party for Elizabeth's exhibition of her artwork. Yoko was impressed and bought one of the pieces.

Jan 31 – My wife, Elizabeth Gregory & Yoko Ono at the closing party for Elizabeth’s exhibition of her artwork. Yoko was impressed and bought one of the pieces.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Yoko Ono during the closing party for Elizabeth's exhibit at the Ivy Brown Gallery, NYC. January 31, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 20 - Patti Smith Group were at the Sundance film festival where a documentary about Patti was screened.

Jan 20 – Patti Smith Group were at the Sundance film festival where a documentary about Patti was screened.

The Patti Smith Group on stage after the screening of a film on Patti at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 20, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 21 - I ran into old friends at the Sundance film fest, photog Ray Ann Rubinstein, Jim Fourrat and Famous Toby Mamis. I go there to ski with Toby, because no one is on the world class slopes - they are all watching films!

Jan 21 – I ran into old friends at the Sundance film fest, photog Ray Ann Rubinstein, Jim Fourrat and Famous Toby Mamis. I go there to ski with Toby, because no one is on the world class slopes – they are all watching films!

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Ray Ann Rubinstein, Jim Fourrat and Toby Mamis during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 21, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 21 - Velvet Revolver played at the Sundance film fest but lead singer Scott Weiland didn't make it so they had friends fill in, karaoke style. It made it a very original unusual set by the band.

Jan 21 – Velvet Revolver played at the Sundance film fest but lead singer Scott Weiland didn’t make it so they had friends fill in, karaoke style. It made it a very original unusual set by the band.

Velvet Revolver on stage at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 21, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Paris Hilton gave some support to Velvet Revolver.

Paris Hilton gave some support to Velvet Revolver.

Velvet Revolver and Paris Hilton on stage at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 21, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 21 - Patti Smith Group played again later in the week at Sundance.

Jan 21 – Patti Smith Group played again later in the week at Sundance.

The Patti Smith Group on stage at Sundanec Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 21, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 22 - English superstars of the '60's, Peter and Gordon had a reunion at the Sundance Film fest.

Jan 22 – English superstars of the ’60’s, Peter and Gordon had a reunion at the Sundance Film fest.

Peter and Gordon at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. January 22, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 30 - Jesse Malin and Johnny T opened a pizza parlor next to their bar Niagra on Ave A and 7th street. They used my photo of the Clash on the box.

Jan 30 – Jesse Malin and Johnny T opened a pizza parlor next to their bar Niagra on Ave A and 7th street. They used my photo of the Clash on the box.

Bob Gruen signing pizza boxes for the Pizza Shop on Avenue A in NYC. January 30, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 2 - Supla and his brother João came to New York and played a few shows as the 'Brothers of Brazil' this one for their friend, fashion designer, Geova.

Feb 2 – Supla and his brother João came to New York and played a few shows as the ‘Brothers of Brazil’ this one for their friend, fashion designer, Geova.

Brothers of Brazil on stage during the Geova fashion show, NYC. February 2, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Brothers of Brazil play up the fact that Supla is very punk style while João plays in a more traditional Brazilian Samba style.

Brothers of Brazil play up the fact that Supla is very punk style while João plays in a more traditional Brazilian Samba style.

Brothers of Brazil on stage in NYC. February 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 6 - Supla & Anna Sui at Don Hill's club, where Anna had her party.

Feb 6 – Supla & Anna Sui at Don Hill’s club, where Anna had her party.

Supla and Anna Sui during Anna's party at Don Hill's, NYC. February 6, 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 Paddingtons played at the Anna Sui party at Don Hill's.

The Paddingtons played at the Anna Sui party at Don Hill’s.

(L-R) Lloyd Dobbs, Grant Dobbs, Tom Atkin, Martin Hines and Josh Hubbard of the Paddingtons backstage at Don Hill's, NYC. February 6, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Model Agyness Dean celebrated her birthday at Don Hill's at the Anna Sui party.

Model Agyness Dean celebrated her birthday at Don Hill’s at the Anna Sui party.

Agyness Dean celebrating her birthday at Don HIll's, NYC. February 6, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 8 - Sonic Youth played some songs onstage at the Marc Jacobs fashion show.

Feb 8 – Sonic Youth played some songs onstage at the Marc Jacobs fashion show.

Sonic Youth on stage during the Marc Jacobs fashion show in NYC. February 8, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon & Marc Jacobs celebrate the success of Marc's show.

Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon & Marc Jacobs celebrate the success of Marc’s show.

(L-R) Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Marc Jacobs after Marc's fashion show in NYC. February 8, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 8 - The Brothers of Brazil finished their week in New York with a show at Niagra on Ave A at 7th Street, on the Lower East Side where Supla used to live.

Feb 8 – The Brothers of Brazil finished their week in New York with a show at Niagra on Ave A at 7th Street, on the Lower East Side where Supla used to live.

Brothers of Brazil on stage at Niagara, NYC. February 8, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 9 - Jen & Greg Passmore and Mike Page showed me the future of 3-D TV at their studio in San Diego. That's right, 3-D TV coming to your living room soon!

Feb 9 – Jen & Greg Passmore and Mike Page showed me the future of 3-D TV at their studio in San Diego. That’s right, 3-D TV coming to your living room soon!

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Mike Page, Jen Passmore and Greg Passmore in San Diego, CA. February 9, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 12 - Tito Ficarelli came from Brazil to design my exhibition to open on the Bowery at the old CBGB gallery space.

Feb 12 – Tito Ficarelli came from Brazil to design my exhibition to open on the Bowery at the old CBGB gallery space.

Tito Ficarelli and Bob Gruen posing on the streets of NYC. February 12, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 13 - Ray Davies was the rousing closing act at the Carnegie Hall benefit for Tibet House.

Feb 13 – Ray Davies was the rousing closing act at the Carnegie Hall benefit for Tibet House.

Ray Davies on stage during the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall, NYC. February 13, 2008. © 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 - Damien Hirst and Bono sponsored an auction of art at Sotheby's that raised over 40 million dollars to help fight AIDs in Africa.

Feb 14 – Damien Hirst and Bono sponsored an auction of art at Sotheby’s that raised over 40 million dollars to help fight AIDs in Africa.

The (RED) Auction sponsored by Damien Hirst and Bono of U2 at Sotheby's, NYC. February 14, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A painting by Banksy at the auction pokes fun at Damien's spot art paintings.

A painting by Banksy at the auction pokes fun at Damien’s spot art paintings.

Banksy painting in the (RED) Auction at Sotheby's, NYC. February 14, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Damien Hirst and his soul mate Mia at the auction party. A happy Valentines day!

Damien Hirst and his soul mate Mia at the auction party. A happy Valentines day!

Damien Hirst and his wife Mia during the (RED) Auction after party, NYC. February 14, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Damien with Takashi Murakami, one of his world famous artist friends who contributed to the auction.

Damien with Takashi Murakami, one of his world famous artist friends who contributed to the auction.

Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami during the (RED) Auction after party, NYC. February 14, 2008. © 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 auction, The Hours played for the party and were joined by Bono who led the crowd in singing "All You Need Is Love" a great choice for the Valentines Day event.

After the auction, The Hours played for the party and were joined by Bono who led the crowd in singing “All You Need Is Love” a great choice for the Valentines Day event.

The Hours and Bono of U2 on stage during the (RED) Auction after party, NYC. February 14, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bono & Damien Hirst at the party after the auction.

Bono & Damien Hirst at the party after the auction.

Bono of U2 and Damien Hirst during the (RED) Auction after party, NYC. February 14, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Feb 18 - Yoko Ono celebrated her 75th birthday with a party at Joe's pub; her son Sean got a band together to play some songs with her.

Feb 18 – Yoko Ono celebrated her 75th birthday with a party at Joe’s pub; her son Sean got a band together to play some songs with her.

Yoko Ono on stage during her 75th birthday party at Joe's Pub, NYC. February 18, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-244

April 2 - Matt White warms the hearts of all the girls who came to see him at the Blender theater.

April 2 – Matt White warms the hearts of all the girls who came to see him at the Blender theater.

Matt White on stage at the Blender Theater, NYC. April 2, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 4 - Mick Jones and Tony James brought their band Carbon Silicon to the Fillmore East at Irving Plaza.

April 4 – Mick Jones and Tony James brought their band Carbon Silicon to the Fillmore East at Irving Plaza.

Carbon Silicon on stage at Irving Plaza, NYC. April 4, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Matt Dillon & Mick Jones, old friends getting together after the Carbon Silicon show.

Matt Dillon & Mick Jones, old friends getting together after the Carbon Silicon show.

Matt Dillon and Mick Jones backstage at Irving Plaza, NYC. April 4, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 8 - Ron Delsener & Ray Davies after Ray's show at the Beacon Theater.

April 8 – Ron Delsener & Ray Davies after Ray’s show at the Beacon Theater.

Ron Delsener and Ray Davies backstage at the Beacon Theatre, NYC. April 8, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 17 - John Varvatos opened his new store in the space that used to be CBGB. It's not a rock club, but it's as close as a clothes store can come to one. I came to his opening party and had a great time!

April 17 – John Varvatos opened his new store in the space that used to be CBGB. It’s not a rock club, but it’s as close as a clothes store can come to one. I came to his opening party and had a great time!

Bob Gruen and John Varvatos during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

D-Generation had reunion and played for the first time in 10 years at the John Varvatos store opening party, which was a benefit for the VH1 Music Cares charity.

D-Generation had reunion and played for the first time in 10 years at the John Varvatos store opening party, which was a benefit for the VH1 Music Cares charity.

D-Generation outside of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jesse Malin & Ronnie Spector backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Jesse Malin & Ronnie Spector, NYC - 2008
Jesse Malin & Ronnie Spector backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.
Jesse Malin & Ronnie Spector backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Jesse Malin and Ronnie Spector during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 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 & Ian Hunter got to chat backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Clem Burke & Ian Hunter got to chat backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Clem Burke of Blondie and Ian Hunter at the John Varvatos Store opening, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-186

John Varvatos & his wife Joyce had a lot to celebrate at the party for his store.

John Varvatos & Joyce, NYC - 2008
John Varvatos & his wife Joyce had a lot to celebrate at the party for his store.
John Varvatos & his wife Joyce had a lot to celebrate at the party for his store.

John Varvatos and his wife Joyce during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 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 & Joan Jett who was at her most exciting best on the stage!

John Varvatos & Joan Jett who was at her most exciting best on the stage!

John Varvatos and Joan Jett during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ronnie Spector was a real rock highlight at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Ronnie Spector was a real rock highlight at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Ronnie Spector during the opening party for the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jerry Cantrell & Slash played a few rockin' songs at John Varvatos store opening party.

Jerry Cantrell & Slash played a few rockin’ songs at John Varvatos store opening party.

Jerry Cantrell and Slash on stage during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Slash & Cheetah Chrome backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Slash & Cheetah Chrome, NYC - 2008
Slash & Cheeta Chrome backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.
Slash & Cheetah Chrome backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Slash and Cheetah Chrome during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Joan Jett & Wayne Kramer backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Joan Jett & Wayne Kramer backstage at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Joan Jett and Wayne Kramer during a party for the opening of the John Varvatos Store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jerry Cantrell & Jakob Dylan were at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Jerry Cantrell & Jakob Dylan were at the John Varvatos store opening party.

Jerry Cantrell and Jakob Dylan at the opening of the John Varvatos store, NYC. April 17, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

April 25 - The blondes all came out to see the opening of the documentary film about the Squeezebox parties, including Miss Guy, Debbie Harry and Mistress Formika.

April 25 – The blondes all came out to see the opening of the documentary film about the Squeezebox parties, including Miss Guy, Debbie Harry and Mistress Formika.

(L-R) Theo Kogan, Laurel Katz-Bohen, Miss Guy, Debbie Harry, Mistress Formika, Sherry Wine, Greta Brinkman and Chi Chi Valenti at the "Squeezebox!" film premiere, NYC. April 25, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-185

April 26 - My friend Richard Lewis and his wife Joyce came to see my Rockers exhibition and we had a lunch together.

April 26 – My friend Richard Lewis and his wife Joyce came to see my Rockers exhibition and we had a lunch together.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Richard Lewis and Joyce Lewis at lunch in NYC. April 26, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 1 - The Kills played a cool sold-out show at Webster Hall.

May 1 – The Kills played a cool sold-out show at Webster Hall.

The Kills on stage at Webster Hall, NYC. May 1, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Theodora and Alexandra Richards at the Kills after-party in Jesse Malin and Johnny T's hot new club, the Bowery Electric.

Theodora and Alexandra Richards at the Kills after-party in Jesse Malin and Johnny T’s hot new club, the Bowery Electric.

Alexandra and Theodora Richards posing at Bowery Electric, NYC. May 1, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-174

May 9 - I went to Chicago to give a talk at the Gravity Free Convention of Designers and found out that the Kills were there too, playing at the Metro. I talked to Jamie and Alison and took this photo backstage before their show.

May 9 – I went to Chicago to give a talk at the Gravity Free Convention of Designers and found out that the Kills were there too, playing at the Metro. I talked to Jamie and Alison and took this photo backstage before their show.

The Kills backstage at the Metro in Chicago, IL. May 9, 2008. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com