July – October 2005

I was very busy in the Fall of 2005 promoting my new book “John Lennon, The New York Years” and didn’t have time to update my webpages. Here are some of the photos I’ve made in the last few months.

America's sweetheart, Martha Quinn of MTV's early days is now a DJ for Sirius Radio. For her press photo we spent a nice summer day walking around her old Lower East Side neighborhood.

America’s sweetheart, Martha Quinn of MTV’s early days is now a DJ for Sirius Radio. For her press photo we spent a nice summer day walking around her old Lower East Side neighborhood.

Bob Gruen and Martha Quinn in New York City on August 5, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Yoko Ono joined the cast onstage at the opening of the musical play "Lennon" on Broadway.

Yoko Ono joined the cast onstage at the opening of the musical play “Lennon” on Broadway.

Yoko Ono on stage with the cast of "Lennon" in New York City on August 14, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Joey Carey and J.J. Beck made a film called "Greasy Riders" about using vegetable oil as fuel. They drove a "Grease Car" across the U.S. interviewing people, including Yoko Ono, for their film.

Joey Carey and J.J. Beck made a film called “Greasy Riders” about using vegetable oil as fuel. They drove a “Grease Car” across the U.S. interviewing people, including Yoko Ono, for their film.

Joey Carey, Yoko Ono, and J.J. Beck in New York City on September 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My son, Kris Gruen spent the summer working in New York on his new CD "Lullaby School".

My son, Kris Gruen spent the summer working in New York on his new CD “Lullaby School”.

Kris Gruen in New York City on August 30, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 2005 - Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery, in connection with the Morrison Hotel Gallery, opened an exhibition of Rock & Roll photography with a group of photographers rarely seen together. Above from left next to me is Jim Marshall, Ethan Russel, Baron Wolman, Michael Zagaris, and Henry Diltz.

Sept 2005 – Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery, in connection with the Morrison Hotel Gallery, opened an exhibition of Rock & Roll photography with a group of photographers rarely seen together. Above from left next to me is Jim Marshall, Ethan Russel, Baron Wolman, Michael Zagaris, and Henry Diltz.

Bob Gruen, Jim Marshall, Ethan Russel, Baron Wolman, Michael Zagaris, and Henry Diltz at the Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery in Rutherford, California on September 17, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Social Distortion played at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Saying hello to Mike Ness backstage are Sylvain Sylvain, Mike, Joan Jett, Jesse Malin and Steve Conte.

Social Distortion played at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Saying hello to Mike Ness backstage are Sylvain Sylvain, Mike, Joan Jett, Jesse Malin and Steve Conte.

Sylvain Sylvain, Mike Ness, Joan Jett, Jesse Malin, and Steve Conte backstage at the Nokia Theater in New York City on October 4, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Hilly Krystal and his daughter Lisa at the party for Hilly's photo book of the history of CBGB. They are fighting to keep the space they've used for the last 32 years but may have to move come October.

Hilly Kristal and his daughter Lisa at the party for Hilly’s photo book of the history of CBGB. They are fighting to keep the space they’ve used for the last 32 years but may have to move come October.

Lisa Krystal and her father Hilly Krystal in front of CBGB's in New York City on July 13, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Danny Fields and Seymour Stein remember the happy times they had coming to CBGB and celebrate that it's still a great place for fun.

Danny Fields and Seymour Stein remember the happy times they had coming to CBGB and celebrate that it’s still a great place for fun.

Danny Fields and Seymour Stein outside of CBGB's in New York City on July 13, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Little Steven Van Zant organized a concert in Washington Square Park to call attention to the fate of CBGB's. Here's Little Steven with Public Enemy, who played as part of the benefit.

Little Steven Van Zant organized a concert in Washington Square Park to call attention to the fate of CBGB’s. Here’s Little Steven with Public Enemy, who played as part of the benefit.

Little Steven Van Zant with Chuck D of Public Enemy in New York City on August 31, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Little Steven greets Debbie Harry at the CBGB benefit concert before Blondie performed.

Little Steven greets Debbie Harry at the CBGB benefit concert before Blondie performed.

Little Steven Van Zant and Debbie Harry in New York City on August 31, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day poses backstage just before going on at Giants Stadium in September.

Green Day poses backstage just before going on at Giants Stadium in September.

Green Day backstage at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on September 1, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Giants Stadium was the largest show Green Day had played in the U.S to date. They are working on a new album and I can't wait till they're playing live again.

Giants Stadium was the largest show Green Day had played in the U.S to date. They are working on a new album and I can’t wait till they’re playing live again.

Billie Joe Armstrong perfroming with Green Day at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on September 1, 2005. © 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 tells Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong how much he enjoyed their Giants Stadium show.

Jesse Malin tells Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong how much he enjoyed their Giants Stadium show.

Jesse Malin and Billie Joe Armstrong at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on September 1, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Don Hill and Michael Schmidt congratulate Bebe Buell on her birthday at Marquee club in NYC

Don Hill and Michael Schmidt congratulate Bebe Buell on her birthday at Marquee club in NYC.

Don Hill, Bebe Buell, and Micheal Schmidt at the Marquee Club in New York City on July 11, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Rolling Stones rock out at Madison Square Garden. It seems like they prove that "bigger is better".

The Rolling Stones rock out at Madison Square Garden. It seems like they prove that “bigger is better”.

The Rolling Stones performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 13, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Sex Slaves played at Don Hill's and they are my new favorite band. They have been playing all over the country to promote their new album "Bite Your Tongue". Catch them if you can.

The Sex Slaves played at Don Hill’s and they are my new favorite band. They have been playing all over the country to promote their new album “Bite Your Tongue”. Catch them if you can.

Sex Slaves performing at Don Hill's in New York City on September 21, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

When my book "John Lennon, The New York Years" was released in October I gave a reading at Barnes and Noble in Chelsea and a slide talk at City University of New York.

When my book “John Lennon, The New York Years” was released in October I gave a reading at Barnes and Noble in Chelsea and a slide talk at City University of New York.

Bob Gruen signing "John Lennon, The New York Years" at Barnes and Noble in Chelsea New York City on October 7, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

"John Lennon: Unfinished Music", a comprehensive exhibition about his life, music, and art is at Cité de la Musique in Paris. I was there at the opening in October when Yoko Ono greeted the guests.

“John Lennon: Unfinished Music”, a comprehensive exhibition about his life, music, and art is at Cité de la Musique in Paris. I was there at the opening in October when Yoko Ono greeted the guests.

Yoko Ono greeting guests at the "John Lennon: Unfinished Music" exhibition at Cité de la Musique in Paris, France on October 19, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

 I just have to share the fact that I am now a grandfather. My son Kris and his partner Jaiel announced the birth of their daughter Jasmine in October.

I just have to share the fact that I am now a grandfather. My son Kris and his partner Jaiel announced the birth of their daughter Jasmine in October.

Kris Gruen, Jaiel Pulakamp, and Jasmine Gruen in Vermont on October 21, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin were among the friends who celebrated my 60th birthday at a party in the New York loft of Giorgio Gomelsky, above on the right.

Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin were among the friends who celebrated my 60th birthday at a party in the New York loft of Giorgio Gomelsky, above on the right.

Bob Gruen, Ryan Adams, Jesse Malin, and Giorgio Gomelsky at Bob's 60th Birthday Party in New York City on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Giorgio is an inspiration for so many musicians and artists and loves the avant garde. For the party he arranged to have performances by a Rock & Roll ventriloquist and a Mexican Rock Star singing and acoustic set. It was a great party!

Giorgio is an inspiration for so many musicians and artists and loves the avant garde. For the party he arranged to have performances by a Rock & Roll ventriloquist and a Mexican Rock Star singing and acoustic set. It was a great party!

Giorgio Gomelsky and Bob Gruen at Bob's birthday party in New York City on October 23, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Carla Rhodes does her ventriloquist act with her Mick Jagger dummy. She also has a Keith Richards doll and her show is quite funny.

Carla Rhodes does her ventriloquist act with her Mick Jagger dummy. She also has a Keith Richards doll and her show is quite funny.

Carla Rhodes performing at Bob Gruen's 60th Birthday Party at Giorgio Gomelski's loft in New York City on Octover 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Suzanne Vega and a friend had a good time at my birthday party.

Suzanne Vega and a friend had a good time at my birthday party.

Suzanne Vega and a friend at Bob Gruen's 60th Birthday Party at Giorgio Gomelski's loft in New York City on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Artist Michael Joo, actress Cara Seymore and her husband, art director Josh Cheuse and VH1 President Bill Flanagan joined in my birthday celebration.

Artist Michael Joo, actress Cara Seymore and her husband, art director Josh Cheuse and VH1 President Bill Flanagan joined in my birthday celebration.

Michael Joo, Cara Seymore, Josh Cheuse, and Bill Flanagan at Bob Gruen's 60th Birthday Party at Giorgio Gomelski's loft in New York City on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Hard working husband and wife Sammy Yaffa and Karmen Guy take time out from their Mad Juana gigs to come to my party.

Hard working husband and wife Sammy Yaffa and Karmen Guy take time out from their Mad Juana gigs to come to my party.

Karmen Guy and Sammy Yaffa at Bob Gruen's 60th birthday party at Giorgio Gomelsky's loft in New York City on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ramones art director Arturo Vega and producer Daniel Ray came to sing "Happy Birthday" and eat some cake.

Ramones art director Arturo Vega and producer Daniel Rey came to sing “Happy Birthday” and eat some cake.

Arturo Vega and Daniel Ray at Bob Gruen's 60th Birthday at Giorgio Gomelsky's loft in New York City on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My mom came to the party, and Lenny Kaye says hello, above. She is 93, still a practicing attorney and full of pep. She's my role model!

My mom came to the party, and Lenny Kaye says hello, above. She is 93, still a practicing attorney and full of pep. She’s my role model!

Lenny Kaye, Bob Gruen, and his mom Elizabeth Gruen at Bob's 60th Birthday Party at Giorgio Gomelsky's loft on October 26, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com