November 2005 – March 2006

For the promotion of my book, “John Lennon, The New York Years” and my new DVD of the New York Dolls “All Dolled Up” I went to Berlin and Tokyo in the Fall and then I was in Utah, Sao Paulo and London during the winter. See below for an update of recents events.

The central branch of the Berlin Public Library put up a large exhibition of my John Lennon photos and I gave a talk there in early November.

The central branch of the Berlin Public Library put up a large exhibition of my John Lennon photos and I gave a talk there in early November.

Bob Gruen at the Berlin Public Library in Berlin, Germany on November 18, 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 was in Berlin to meet and talk to the press to promote the German language edition of my book. I did non-stop interviews in person and on the phone and on TV. I like this photo by Hanna Toresson.

Bob Gruen, Berlin, - 2005
I was in Berlin to meet and talk to the press to promote the German language edition of my book. I did non-stop interviews in person and on the phone and on TV. I like this photo by Hanna Toresson.
I was in Berlin to meet and talk to the press to promote the German language edition of my book. I did non-stop interviews in person and on the phone and on TV. I like this photo by Hanna Toresson.

Bob Gruen giving an interview in Berlin, Germany on November 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

Oliver Schwartzkopf introduced me at the opening of my exhibition at his new "Berlin Rock Photo Gallery".

Oliver Schwartzkopf introduced me at the opening of my exhibition at his new “Berlin Rock Photo Gallery”.

Bob Gruen and Oliver Schwartzkopf at the Berlin Rock Photo Gallery in Berlin, Germany on November 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

My first stop in Tokyo was at the Armed Forces Network radio station for an interview with Vargas and the Gunny on the Rock of Ages.

My first stop in Tokyo was at the Armed Forces Network radio station for an interview with Vargas and the Gunny on the Rock of Ages.

Bob Gruen at the Armed Forces Network in Tokyo, Japan on December 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

Bruce Palmer is the director of the Morrison Hotel Gallery branch in Tokyo and organized an exhibition of my photos there.

Bruce Palmer is the director of the Morrison Hotel Gallery branch in Tokyo and organized an exhibition of my photos there.

Bruce Palmer and Bob Gruen at the Morrison Hotel Gallery branch in Tokyo, Japan on December 2, 2005. © 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 opening of the exhibition my old friend Yuki Taira came to say hi, and helped me get to the Tokyo hotspots again.

At the opening of the exhibition my old friend Yuki Taira came to say hi, and helped me get to the Tokyo hotspots again.

Bob Gruen and Yuki Taira at the Morrison Hotel Gallery branch in Tokyo, Japan on December 6, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Rockers Sheena and Makoto of Sheena and the Rokkets relax with the good music played by DJ Sushi at the Creation bar in Shinjuku.

Rockers Sheena and Makoto of Sheena and the Rokkets relax with the good music played by DJ Sushi at the Creation bar in Shinjuku.

Makoto Ayukawa and his wife Sheena Ayukawa of Sheena and the Rokkets in Shinjuku, Japan on December 6, 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 met the the "Silver Beats" at the Cavern Club in Tokyo when their friend Takae invited me. They were really fun.

I met the the “Silver Beats” at the Cavern Club in Tokyo when their friend Takae invited me. They were really fun.

The Silver Beats and Bob Grun at the Cavern Club in Tokyo, Japan on December 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

Japanese Rock film and Rock Star Yuya Uchida spoke at a memorial for John Lennon on Dec. 8th. Yuya's band opened for the Beatles when they played at the Budokan in Tokyo in the '60s and he became a good friend of John's.

Japanese Rock film and Rock Star Yuya Uchida spoke at a memorial for John Lennon on Dec. 8th. Yuya’s band opened for the Beatles when they played at the Budokan in Tokyo in the ’60s and he became a good friend of John’s.

Yuya Uchida speaking at a John Lennon Memorial in Tokyo, Japan on December 8, 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 spoke at the memorial for John Lennnon in Tokyo and backstage I was greeted by old friends. Above in the front row are film producer Kaz Kuzui, his wife (and my high school buddy) film director Fran Kuzui and Yuya Uchida, in the second row I'm standing with actor/rock star Diamond Yuki, Beatles fan club head Tetsuo Hamada, model/DJ Yoko Ayukwa with her parents Sheena and Makoto.

I spoke at the memorial for John Lennnon in Tokyo and backstage I was greeted by old friends. Above in the front row are film producer Kaz Kuzui, his wife (and my high school buddy) film director Fran Kuzui and Yuya Uchida, in the second row I’m standing with actor/rock star Diamond Yuki, Beatles fan club head Tetsuo Hamada, model/DJ Yoko Ayukwa with her parents Sheena and Makoto.

Diamond Yuki, Tetsuo Hamada, Yoko Ayukwa, Sheena Ayukwa, Makoto Ayukwa, Kaz Kuzui, Fran Kuzui, and Yuya Uchida in Tokyo, Japan on December 8, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame DJ Meg Griffin interviewed me on her show on Sirius Satellite Radio. You can hear her every day on Sirius Disorder Channel 24.

Meg Griffin, & Bob Gruen, NYC, - 2005
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame DJ Meg Griffin interviewed me on her show on Sirius Satellite Radio. You can hear her every day on Sirius Disorder Channel 24.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame DJ Meg Griffin interviewed me on her show on Sirius Satellite Radio. You can hear her every day on Sirius Disorder Channel 24.

Meg Griffin and Bob Gruen at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City on December 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

When the DVD of my vintage New York Dolls videotapes "All Dolled Up" was released in December we had a party at Manitoba's bar on Ave B in NY. At the party with me are New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain, Little Steven and Lenny Kaye.

When the DVD of my vintage New York Dolls videotapes “All Dolled Up” was released in December we had a party at Manitoba’s bar on Ave B in NY. At the party with me are New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain, Little Steven and Lenny Kaye.

Bob Gruen, Sylvain Sylvain, Little Steven Van Zant, and Lenny Kaye at Manitoba's Bar in New York City on December 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

At the "All Dolled Up" release party I thanked DVD's producers Ed Seaman and Rick Fuller for doing such a good job. Check out the disc to see for yourself.

At the “All Dolled Up” release party I thanked DVD’s producers Ed Seaman and Rick Fuller for doing such a good job. Check out the disc to see for yourself.

Ed Seaman, Rick Fuller, and Bob Gruen in New York City on December 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

 It's not Christmas in New York until you see Ronnie Spector sing "White Christmas". This year she was at BB Kings Club and she was, well, Spectacular!

It’s not Christmas in New York until you see Ronnie Spector sing “White Christmas”. This year she was at BB Kings Club and she was, well, Spectacular!

Ronnie Spector performing at B.B. King's Club in New York City on December 18, 2005. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

We rang in the New Year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square with the New York Dolls.

We rang in the New Year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square with the New York Dolls.

The New York Dolls performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in TImes Square New York City on December 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

The New Year's Eve show was a live broadcast of Little Steven's Underground Garage. He sure knows how to have fun!

The New Year’s Eve show was a live broadcast of Little Steven’s Underground Garage. He sure knows how to have fun!

Little Steven Van Zant at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on December 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

Lou Reed exhibited some of his recent photographs with a party at the Hermes store on Madison Ave. in New York and David Bowie came to congratulate him.

Lou Reed exhibited some of his recent photographs with a party at the Hermes store on Madison Ave. in New York and David Bowie came to congratulate him.

Lou Reed and David Bowie at the Hermes Store on Madison Ave. in New York City on January 19, 2006. © 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 Sundance Film festival my friend Fran Kuzui moderated a panel discussion that included left, actresses Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Memoirs of a Geisha) and middle is Yunjin Kim (Lost TV series).

At the Sundance Film festival my friend Fran Kuzui moderated a panel discussion that included left, actresses Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Memoirs of a Geisha) and middle is Yunjin Kim (Lost TV series).

Michelle Yeoh, Yunjin Kim, and Fran Kuzui in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Brazilian Rocker Supla is helping to organize an exhibition of my photos in Sao Paulo at the FAAP university. I went to talk to them about the exhibit scheduled for Spring 2007, and while I was there took photos of Supla for his new CD.

Brazilian Rocker Supla is helping to organize an exhibition of my photos in Sao Paulo at the FAAP university. I went to talk to them about the exhibit scheduled for Spring 2007, and while I was there took photos of Supla for his new CD.

Supla at the FAAP University in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 9, 2006. © 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 played a show at Joe's pub in New York to call attention to his new CD "Lullaby School". I highly recommend giving it a listen.

My son Kris Gruen played a show at Joe’s pub in New York to call attention to his new CD “Lullaby School”. I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Kris Gruen performing at Joe's Pub in New York City on February 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Selfridges Dept. store in London held a celebration for the 30th year of Punk Rock. Michael, owner of the major artist hangout Colony Bar set up a small version for the event.

Bob Gruen, London, - 2006
Selfridges Dept. store in London held a celebration for the 30th year of Punk Rock. Michael, owner of the major artist hangout Colony Bar set up a small version for the event.
Selfridges Dept. store in London held a celebration for the 30th year of Punk Rock. Michael, owner of the major artist hangout Colony Bar set up a small version for the event.

Bob Gruen in London, England on March 8, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and I join Alannah Weston, the force behind the Selfridges exhibition. I was there to show my photos of the early days of Punk and to give a talk. They also had screenings of my DVD "All Dolled Up", Don Letts' film "Punk Attitude" and Julien Temple's "The Filth and the Fury"

Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and I join Alannah Weston, the force behind the Selfridges exhibition. I was there to show my photos of the early days of Punk and to give a talk. They also had screenings of my DVD “All Dolled Up”, Don Letts’ film “Punk Attitude” and Julien Temple’s “The Filth and the Fury”

Glen Matlock, Alannah Weston, and Bob Gruen in London, England on March 8, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Malcolm McLaren was a featured speaker at the Selfridges event. He told of his early days and how he came to the music business.

Malcolm McLaren was a featured speaker at the Selfridges event. He told of his early days and how he came to the music business.

Malcolm McLaren in London, England on March 11, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

March 13th - Blondie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Some original members were miffed as Debbie did a set with the new linup. The Sex Pistols were also inducted but didn't show up.

March 13th – Blondie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Some original members were miffed as Debbie did a set with the new linup. The Sex Pistols were also inducted but didn’t show up.

Blondie on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner in New York City on March 13, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Caroline Taucher, known around New York as "the Finn" played in March at CBGB. It was a great showcase of the songs she has been recording recently.

Caroline Taucher, known around New York as “the Finn” played in March at CBGB. It was a great showcase of the songs she has been recording recently.

Caroline Taucher at CBGB's in New York City on March 15, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Pogues played a reunion with their original lineup and a standing Shane MacGowan at the Nokia Theater on Saint Patrick's Day.

The Pogues played a reunion with their original lineup and a standing Shane MacGowan at the Nokia Theater on Saint Patrick’s Day.

The Pogues performing at the Nokia Theater in New York City on March 16, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Julien Temple came to New York working on a documentary film about Joe Strummer. He filmed many of Joe's friends (me included) talking around a campfire under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Julien Temple came to New York working on a documentary film about Joe Strummer. He filmed many of Joe’s friends (me included) talking around a campfire under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Julian Temple filming a documentary about Joe Strummer in New York City March 18, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

In the trailer warming up between interviews are Jim Jarmusch, Josh Cheuse and Julien Temple. Julien will be filming in London and Los Angeles as well. Look for the film to be out next year.

In the trailer warming up between interviews are Jim Jarmusch, Josh Cheuse and Julien Temple. Julien will be filming in London and Los Angeles as well. Look for the film to be out next year.

Jim Jarmusch, Josh Cheuse, and Julien Temple in New York City on March 18, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The New York Dolls were visited by Blues legend Hubert Sumlin at the John Varvatos party for his new sneaker line.

The New York Dolls were visited by Blues legend Hubert Sumlin at the John Varvatos party for his new sneaker line.

The New York Dolls and Hubert Sumlin in the Xavier High School Gym Locker Room in New York City on March 23, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com