May – October 2015

I’ve been traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam to Troyes, France to Toronto to Liverpool to London … and Debbie Harry sang at my birthday party! see it all here….

May 12 -

May 12 – NYC – The Edition Hotel opened with a permanent exhibition of salon style photos in the restaurant/bar area. In the billiards room most of the photos are mine, with a few by Maripol, here with me at the opening party.

Maripol and Bob Gruen at the Edition Hotel opening in NYC. May 12, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

 

May 27 -

May 27 – Helsinki, Finland – A large installation was created for my “Rockers” exhibit at Kaapeli Museum.

Bob Gruen's “Rockers” exhibit at Kaapeli in Helsinki, Finland. May 27, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 2 -

June 2 – Helsinki, Finland – I got great press coverage for my exhibition in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper.

Article on Bob Gruen in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper from Helsinki, Finland. June 2, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 27 -

May 27 – Helsinki, Finland – The US Embassy was a sponsor of the exhibition and held a reception in my honor. Above, Elizabeth and I with US Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck & exhibition curator Caroline Taucher.

(L-R) Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Bob Gruen, US Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck and Caroline Taucher in Helsinki, Finland. May 27, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 28 -

May 28 – Helsinki, Finland – We were lucky to be in Finland at the right time to catch local heroes the Michael Monroe band. Sami Yaffa, Karl Rockfist, Rich Jones, Steve Conte & Michael Monroe backstage at Jaahalli.

(L-R) Sami Yaffa, Karl Rockfist, Rich Jones, Steve Conte and Michael Monroe backstage at Jaahalli in Helsinki, Finland. May 28, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 29 -

May 29 – Amsterdam, Holland – My son Kris Gruen on stage at the famed Paradiso for the final show of a tour featuring Kris, Brothers of Brazil and headliner Jesse Malin.

Kris Gruen on stage at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands. May 29, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 18 -

May 18 – Newcastle, England – Jesse Malin, Supla, Joao Suplicy & Kris Gruen on tour.

(L-R) Jesse Malin, Supla, Joao Suplicy and Kris Gruen in Newcastle, England. May 18, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 29 -

May 29 – Amsterdam, Holland – Jesse Malin and his band on stage at the Paradiso.

Jesse Malin with his band on stage at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands. May 29, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 30 -

May 30 – Troyes, France – Philippe Manoeuvre, me & Bruno Blum during the “Exile On Rock Street” book fair .

(L-R) Philippe Manoeuvre, Bob Gruen and Bruno Blum during the “Exile On Rock Street” book fair in Troyes, France. May 30, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 8 -

June 8 – NYC – Prima Donna photo session outside my studio.

(L-R) Adam "Lights Out" Levine, Aaron Minton, Kevin Preston and David S. Field of Prima Donna posing at Westbeth, NYC. June 8, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 9 -

June 9 – NYC – Dennis Dunaway with Snooky & Tish Bellomo playing at the signing event for his new book “Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in The Alice Cooper Group”  at The Strand book store.

Dennis Dunaway with Snooky and Tish Bellomo during his Book Signing at The Strand, NYC. June 9, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 18 -

June 18 – Toronto, Canada –  Bob Gruen exhibit at the Liss Gallery introducing my large silkscreen prints to Canada.

Bob Gruen exhibit at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, Canada. June 18, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 22 -

June 22 – NYC – Debbie Harry sings at the City Parks Foundation  Summerstage benefit in Central Park.

Debbie Harry on stage in Central Park, NYC. June 22, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 24 -

June 24 – NYC – Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones presented a live concert of their recorded collaboration of Everly Brothers songs, “Foreverly” on stage at Bowery Electric.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Nora Jones on stage at Bowery Electric, NYC. June 24, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 1 -

July 1 – Raleigh, NC – Rolling Stones on stage at the Carter-Finley Stadium.

Rolling Stones on stage at the Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. July 1, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 28 -

July 28 – NYC – David Johansen as Buster Poindexter at the opening of Jesse Malin’s new East Village club, Berlin, at 2nd street and Ave A.

Buster Poindexter on stage at Berlin, NYC. July 28, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 7 -

Aug 7 – Homdel, NJ – Chris Janson on stage at PNC Arts Center. Chris wrote and recorded my favorite song of the summer, “Buy Me A Boat”

Chris Janson on stage at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. August 7, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 12 -

Aug 12 – NYC – In collaboration with the owner Sebastian Achaval, I created a limited edition of Art Skateboards for his Three Monkeys Eyewear store on Spring Street in Soho.

Bob Gruen and Sebastian Achaval posing with limited edition Bob Gruen skateboards at Three Monkey's Eyewear in NYC. August 12, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 27 -

Aug 27 – Liverpool, England –  I was in Liverpool for the opening of a permanent exhibition of my photos at the Beatles Story Museum. Also unveiled was a piano used by John Lennon that had just arrived from New York. Here at the press conference I’m with May Pang, Museum director Martin King, and John Lennon’s half sister Julia Baird.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, May Pang, Martin King and Julia Baird posing at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England. August 27, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 27th – Liverpool, England – Lynda-Louise Tomlinson showed me her great tattoo of my photo of John at the opening of the exhibit at the Beatles Story Museum. I also debuted the new edition of my book, “John Lennon – the New York Years”, with 16 new pages of previously unseen photos.

Lynda-Louise Tomlinson and Bob Gruen during the opening of Bob's John Lennon exhibit at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England. August 27, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 31 -

Aug 31 – Liverpool, England – A highlight of my trip was a visit to John Lennon’s childhood home.

Bob Gruen in front of John Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool, England. August 31, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 31 – Liverpool, England – The featured headlining band of the International Beatle Week festival was “The Boys Who Knew The Lads” who all had a connection with the Beatles. Backstage at the Royal Court Theatre are Joey Molland (Badfinger), Earl Slick (John Lennon), Mark Hudson (Ringo), Denny Seiwell (Wings) and Gary Van Scyoc (Elephant’s Memory Band).

(L-R) Joey Molland of Badfinger, Earl Slick, Mark Hudson, Denny Seiwell of Wings and Gary Van Scyoc of Elephant's Memory as "The Boys Who Knew The Lads" backstage at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England. August 31, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 17 -

Sept 17 – NYC – Anna Sui looked great at the opening of her new store on Broome Street in Soho.

Anna Sui during the opening of one of her stores in NYC. September 17, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 17 - NYC - Shepard Fairey exhibited a new edition of prints at the Jacob Lewis Gallery and then had his after party at the Dream Hotel where I took this photo of him.

Sept 17 – NYC – Shepard Fairey exhibited a new edition of prints at the Jacob Lewis Gallery and then had his after party at the Dream Hotel where I took this photo of him.

Shepard Fairey during his exhibition after party at the Dream Hotel, NYC. September 17, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 21 - Bob Gruen and Tommy Hilfiger during the opening of the "Rock/Style" exhibit at Sotheby's S/2 Gallery in London, England.

Sept 21 – London, England – Tommy Hilfiger celebrated his 30th anniversary in the fashion business by showing the photos that inspired him. I joined him at the opening of the “Rock/Style” exhibit, curated by Jeffery Deitch, at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery.

Bob Gruen and Tommy Hilfiger during the opening of the "Rock/Style" exhibit at Sotheby's S/2 Gallery in London, England. September 21, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

John Dunbar, Bob Gruen & Gerard Mankowitz during the "Rock/Style" Exhibit opening at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery in London, England.

Sept 21 – London, England – John Dunbar (the man who said “John, I’d like you to meet Yoko”) and photographer Gerard Mankowitz with me during the opening at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery.

(L-R) John Dunbar, Bob Gruen and Gerard Mankowitz during the "Rock/Style" Exhibit opening at Sotheby’s S/2 Gallery in London, England. September 21, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

 

Sept 28 - NYC - Robert Kennedy Jr. was a speaker at the Turtle Conservancy Benefit at the Bowery Hotel.

Sept 28 – NYC – Robert Kennedy Jr. was a speaker at the Turtle Conservancy Benefit at the Bowery Hotel.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaking during the Turtle Conservancy benefit at the Bowery Hotel, NYC. September 28, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Barb Wire Dolls brought an energy filled night to the Grand Victory club.

Oct 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Barb Wire Dolls brought an energy filled night to the Grand Victory club.

Isis Queen of Barb Wire Dolls on stage at the Grand Victory club in Brooklyn, NY. October 2, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 4 - NYC - Yoko Ono brought her unique musical style to Central Park’s Summerstage series.

Oct 4 – NYC – Yoko Ono brought her unique musical style to Central Park’s Summerstage series.

Yoko Ono singing in Central Park, NYC. October 4, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 19 - NYC - Lady Gaga danced with Bill Murray at the party for his new film “Rock the Kasbah”.

Oct 19 – NYC – Lady Gaga danced with Bill Murray at the party for his new film “Rock the Kasbah”.

Lady Gaga and Bill Murray dancing after the premiere of his film "Rock The Kasbah" at Hudson Hotel's Good Units in NYC. October 19, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 23 - NYC - Jesse Malin and Bob Gruen during Bob's 70th birthday party at Berlin.

Oct 23 – NYC – Jesse Malin organized the best 70th birthday party I could have at his new club Berlin, located under 2A, at 2nd Street and Avenue A.Photo by Jeff Smith.

Jesse Malin and Bob Gruen during Bob's 70 birthday party at Berlin in NYC. October 23, 2015. Photo by Jeff Smith. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

 

 

Lexi and David Bryan with Bob Gruen during Bob's 70th birthday party at Berlin.

Lexi and David Bryan with Bob Gruen during Bob’s 70th birthday party at Berlin. Photo by Jeff Smith.

(L-R) Lexi and Dave Bryant with Bob Gruen during Bob's 70th birthday party at Berlin in NYC. October 23, 2015. Photo by Jeff Smith. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Handsome Dick Manitoba, Bob Gruen and Debbie Harry during Bob's 70th birthday party at Berlin.

At my birthday party Handsome Dick Manitoba, Debbie Harry sang their version of Sonny & Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe!” and they were the highlight of a great musical show that included Jesse Malin, Robert Gordon and Walter Lure. . Photo by Jeff Smith.

(L-R) Handsome Dick Manitoba, Bob Gruen and Debbie Harry of Blondie during Bob's 70th birthday party at Berlin in NYC. October 23, 2015. Photo by Jeff Smith. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 26 - NYC - Ringo Starr and Little Steven Van Zandt during the "Photograph" book release event at The Strand.

Oct 26 – NYC – Ringo Starr was interviewed by Little Steven Van Zandt during the “Photograph” book release event at The Strand bookstore.

Ringo Starr and Little Steven Van Zandt during the "Photograph" book release event at The Strand, NYC. October 26, 2015. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com