October 2007 – January 2008

First week of October, Lucinda Williams played a series of shows in New York. At Town Hall Steve Earl joined in for a few songs.

Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams, NYC, - 2007
First week of October, Lucinda Williams played a series of shows in New York. At Town Hall Steve Earl joined in for a few songs.
First week of October, Lucinda Williams played a series of shows in New York. At Town Hall Steve Earl joined in for a few songs.

Lucinda Willams joined by Steve Earl at Town Hall in New York City on October 2, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

New Yorker Jesse Malin and Fionn Regan from Ireland each played a song with Lucinda at Town Hall and posed for a photo backstage after the show.

New Yorker Jesse Malin and Fionn Regan from Ireland each played a song with Lucinda at Town Hall and posed for a photo backstage after the show.

Jesse Malin and Fionn Regan at Town Hall in New York City on October 2, 2007 © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 11-12 - I started working with Rick Fuller on a DVD story of my career ...... stay tuned for more details.

Bob Gruen, Rick Fuller, NYC, - 2007
Oct 11-12 - I started working with Rick Fuller on a DVD story of my career ...... stay tuned for more details.
Oct 11-12 – I started working with Rick Fuller on a DVD story of my career …… stay tuned for more details.

Bob Gruen and Rick Ruller in New York City on October 12, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 22 - The Wallflowers played a moving show at the Highline Ballroom.

Oct 22 – The Wallflowers played a moving show at the Highline Ballroom.

The Wallflowers performing at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on October 22, 2007. © 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 - My annual Birthday Party, this year at the R-Bar on the Bowery was great! Frankenstein 3000 played a rockin set.

Frankenstein 3000, NYC, - 2007
Oct 23 - My annual Birthday Party, this year at the R-Bar on the Bowery was great! Frankenstein 3000 played a rockin set.
Oct 23 – My annual Birthday Party, this year at the R-Bar on the Bowery was great! Frankenstein 3000 played a rockin set.

Frankenstein 3000 performing at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty Six set the tone of the party when they played their hit song "All About Me"

Johnny Chan and the New Dynasty Six, NYC, - 2007
Johnny Chan and the New Dynasty Six set the tone of the party when they played their hit song "All About Me"
Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty Six set the tone of the party when they played their hit song “All About Me”

Johnny Chan and the New Dynasty Six performing at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

BP Fallon was at the party with Semi Precious Weapons' singer Justin Tranter.

BP Fallon was at the party with Semi Precious Weapons’ singer Justin Tranter.

Justin Tranter (of Semi Precious Weapons) and BP Fallon at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nona Hendryx and Skin seem to have enjoyed the party. I know I did.

Nona Hendryx and Skin seem to have enjoyed the party. I know I did.

Nona Hendryx and Skin at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 1 - Pop Gallery - New York - Ron Wood held an opening of his artwork and signed copies of his new book , and then Slash came by with his new book, and the rock and roll authors compared notes.

Nov 1 – Pop Gallery – New York – Ron Wood held an opening of his artwork and signed copies of his new book , and then Slash came by with his new book, and the rock and roll authors compared notes.

Ron Wood and Slash at the Pop Gallery in New York City on November 1, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 27 - Staten Island Composers Project featuring David Johansen, Vernon Reid and Galt MacDermot. Above David Johansen introduces the classical piece he wrote for the occasion.

Oct 27 – Staten Island Composers Project featuring David Johansen, Vernon Reid and Galt MacDermot. Above David Johansen introduces the classical piece he wrote for the occasion.

David Johansen performing in Staten Island New York on October 27, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 30 - Patti Smith Group opened for the Black Crowes at the United Palace Theatre in New York.

Oct 30 – Patti Smith Group opened for the Black Crowes at the United Palace Theatre in New York.

Patti Smith Group performing at the United Palace Theatre in New York City on October 30, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Black Crowes showed that they are the powerful rulers of the Southern Rock world!

Black Crows, NYC, - 2007
Black Crowes showed that they are the powerful rulers of the Southern Rock world!
Black Crowes showed that they are the powerful rulers of the Southern Rock world!

The Black Crows performing at the United Palace Theatre in New York City on October 30, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 31 - The Cycle Sluts from Hell were the highlight of my Halloween evening in New York when they played a reunion show at the last in the series of Mother*ucker parties

Oct 31 – The Cycle Sluts from Hell were the highlight of my Halloween evening in New York when they played a reunion show at the last in the series of Mother*ucker parties

The Cycle Sluts from Hell performing at Club Rebel in New York City on October 31, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 8 - The Great Neck Arts Center honored the artist Edwina Sandys (left) for Lifetime Achievement and gave me the award for Artist of Distinction! Above executive director Regina Keller Gil (center) greeted us at the pre-awards exhibition of our work.

Edwina Sandys, Regina Keller Gil, & Bob Gruen, NYC - 2007
Nov 8 - The Great Neck Arts Center honored the artist Edwina Sandys (left) for Lifetime Achievement and gave me the award for Artist of Distinction! Above executive director Regina Keller Gil (center) greeted us at the pre-awards exhibition of our work.
Nov 8 – The Great Neck Arts Center honored the artist Edwina Sandys (left) for Lifetime Achievement and gave me the award for Artist of Distinction! Above executive director Regina Keller Gil (center) greeted us at the pre-awards exhibition of our work.

Edwina Sandys, Regina Keller Gil, and Bob Gruen at The Great Neck Arts Center in Long Island New York on November 8, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 8 - When the awards dinner was over, I rushed back to the city to see Deborah Harry perform with a new band to promote her new solo CD - Necessary Evil. I got there in time to see Miss Guy join her onstage.

Nov 8 – When the awards dinner was over, I rushed back to the city to see Deborah Harry perform with a new band to promote her new solo CD – Necessary Evil. I got there in time to see Miss Guy join her onstage.

Debbie Harry joined by Miss Guy perform in New York City November 8, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Backstage I showed Debbie the award. It was a moving experience for me to receive this award in the town I had grown up in. I never expected when I was at high school there, that I would be honored in this way by such a respected arts organization. Debbie and I agreed that Rock and Roll has taken us far.

Backstage I showed Debbie the award. It was a moving experience for me to receive this award in the town I had grown up in. I never expected when I was at high school there, that I would be honored in this way by such a respected arts organization. Debbie and I agreed that Rock and Roll has taken us far.

Debbie Harry and Bob Gruen in New York City on November 8, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 10 - British artist Damien Hirst opened an exhibition on Park Avenue. I stopped by to say hi while he was setting up his "School: The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity,and The Search For Knowledge".

Bob Gruen, & Damien Hirst, NYC, - 2007
Nov 10 - British artist Damien Hirst opened an exhibition on Park Avenue. I stopped by to say hi while he was setting up his "School: The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity,and The Search For Knowledge".
Nov 10 – British artist Damien Hirst opened an exhibition on Park Avenue. I stopped by to say hi while he was setting up his “School: The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity,and The Search For Knowledge”.

Bob Gruen and Damien Hirst in New York City on November 10, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ronson, Grammy nominated producer of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, was the DJ at Damien's party, and his mom Ann Dexter Jones was there as a happy guest. It was a fun party at the Lever House.

Mark Ronson, Grammy nominated producer of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, was the DJ at Damien’s party, and his mom Ann Dexter Jones was there as a happy guest. It was a fun party at the Lever House.

Mark Ronson with his mom Ann Dexter Jones at the Lever House in New York City on November 10, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Hours Antony Genn and Martin Slatter, (formerly of the Mescalaros) put together the soundtrack background to Damien's exhibition.

The Hours Antony Genn and Martin Slatter, (formerly of the Mescalaros) put together the soundtrack background to Damien’s exhibition.

Antony Genn and Martin Slatter at the Lever House in New York City on November 10, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Lily Allen's dad comedian/actor Keith Allen, (at left) played with a band doing covers of popular '70's and '80's songs, and even got art dealer Larry Gagosian, (second from right) to join in onstage!

Lily Allen’s dad comedian/actor Keith Allen, (at left) played with a band doing covers of popular ’70’s and ’80’s songs, and even got art dealer Larry Gagosian, (second from right) to join in onstage!

Keith Allen performing with his band joined onstage by Larry Gagosian (second from right) at the Lever House on November 10, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 11 - Stiff Little Fingers performed an exciting show at the Highline Ballroom.

Nov 11 – Stiff Little Fingers performed an exciting show at the Highline Ballroom.

Stiff Little Fingers perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on November 11 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 11 - Later that night I was at Don Hill's to see the Motley Crue tribute band Girls Girls Girls

Nov 11 – Later that night I was at Don Hill’s to see the Motley Crue tribute band Girls Girls Girls

Girls Girls Girls (Montley Crew cover band) performing at Don Hill's in New York City on November 11, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 15 - Handsome Dick, now an author known as 'HD Manitoba' unvieled his new "Punk Rock Book of Lists" to me and fellow contributors of lists Danny Fields and Leee Black Childers, at his Manitoba's bar. Get a copy, it's a fun read!

Nov 15 – Handsome Dick, now an author known as ‘HD Manitoba’ unvieled his new “Punk Rock Book of Lists” to me and fellow contributors of lists Danny Fields and Leee Black Childers, at his Manitoba’s bar. Get a copy, it’s a fun read!

Handsome Dick Manitoba, Bob Gruen, Danny Fields, and Leee Black Childers at Manitoba's Bar in New York City on November 15 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 29 - Suzanne Vega played a beautiful set at the Manhattan Ballroom on 34th street. Backstage after the show I got to meet her new husband, lawyer/poet Paul Mills.

Nov 29 – Suzanne Vega played a beautiful set at the Manhattan Ballroom on 34th street. Backstage after the show I got to meet her new husband, lawyer/poet Paul Mills.

Suzanne Vega with her husband Paul Mills at the Manhattan Ballroom in New York City on November 29, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 30 - My son Kris recommended that we go see Andrew Bird at the Beacon Theater and he was right; the show was a spellbinding musical experience.

Andrew Bird, NYC, - 2007
Nov 30 - My son Kris recommended that we go see Andrew Bird at the Beacon Theater and he was right; the show was a spellbinding musical experience.
Nov 30 – My son Kris recommended that we go see Andrew Bird at the Beacon Theater and he was right; the show was a spellbinding musical experience.

Andrew Bird performing at the Beacon Theater in New York City on November 30, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 6 - I went to the party for the start of the auction of artist decorated Lunchboxes, with proceeds going to hunger relief organizations, and posed with the one I made.

Bob Gruen, NYC, - 2007
Dec 6 - I went to the party for the start of the auction of artist decorated Lunchboxes, with proceeds going to hunger relief organizations, and posed with the one I made.
Dec 6 – I went to the party for the start of the auction of artist decorated Lunchboxes, with proceeds going to hunger relief organizations, and posed with the one I made.

Bob Gruen at Satchi & Satchi in New York City on December 6, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 5 - Carbon Silicon a new band project of Mick Jones and Tony James appeared at the Highline Ballroom. It was the first time either of them played in New York in almost 20 years. They were in great form with good new material and having fun playing it.

Mick Jones, & Tony James, NYC, - 2007
Dec 5 - Carbon Silicon a new band project of Mick Jones and Tony James appeared at the Highline Ballroom. It was the first time either of them played in New York in almost 20 years. They were in great form with good new material and having fun playing it.
Dec 5 – Carbon Silicon a new band project of Mick Jones and Tony James appeared at the Highline Ballroom. It was the first time either of them played in New York in almost 20 years. They were in great form with good new material and having fun playing it.

Mick Jones and Tony James perform with their new band Carbon Silicon at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on December 5, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Talking Heads Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz get together with Mick after his show.

Tina Weymouth Mick Jones, & Chris Frantz, NYC, - 2007
The Talking Heads Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz get together with Mick after his show.
The Talking Heads Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz get together with Mick after his show.

Tina Weymouth, Mick Jones, and Chris Frantz at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on December 5, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 12 - The Toilet Boys released their CD "Sex Music" and I got to be the guest DJ at the party at Marquee club.

Bob Gruen, NYC, - 2007
Dec 12 - The Toilet Boys released their CD "Sex Music" and I got to be the guest DJ at the party at Marquee club.
Dec 12 – The Toilet Boys released their CD “Sex Music” and I got to be the guest DJ at the party at Marquee club.

Bob Gruen at the Marquee Club in New York City on December 12, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 18 - My son Kris Gruen, playing music from his CD "Lullaby School" at the Living Room in New York, accompanied by his brother Jason Beck.

Dec 18 – My son Kris Gruen, playing music from his CD “Lullaby School” at the Living Room in New York, accompanied by his brother Jason Beck.

Kris Gruen and Jason Beck perform at the Living Room in New York City on December 18, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 18 - Jesse Malin was at the Mercury Lounge for two nights to record a live album. He did a long set with lots of storytelling in between the songs.

Dec 18 – Jesse Malin was at the Mercury Lounge for two nights to record a live album. He did a long set with lots of storytelling in between the songs.

Jesse Malin performing at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on December 18, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 21 -  Ike Turner, who passed away on Dec 13th, was a very big help to me when I started my career. At his funeral in Los Angeles he was remembered as a founding father of Rock and Roll.

Dec 21 – Ike Turner, who passed away on Dec 13th, was a very big help to me when I started my career. At his funeral in Los Angeles he was remembered as a founding father of Rock and Roll.

Ike Turner's funeral took place in Los Angeles on December 21, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Little Richard told how he heard Ike's record "Rocket 88" then took the first guitar chord to start "Good Golly Miss Molly" and had a big hit with it.

Little Richard told how he heard Ike’s record “Rocket 88” then took the first guitar chord to start “Good Golly Miss Molly” and had a big hit with it.

Little Richard speaking at Ike Turner's funeral in Los Angeles California on December 21, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Phil Spector (above with his wife Rachelle) spoke about what a great musician Ike was . Phil said he quit the music business when Ike & Tina were not accepted as the really big act he believed them to be.

Phil Spector (above with his wife Rachelle) spoke about what a great musician Ike was . Phil said he quit the music business when Ike & Tina were not accepted as the really big act he believed them to be.

Phil Spector with Rachelle Spector at Ike Turner's funeral in Los Angeles on December 21, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 22 - The next day there was a benefit tribute at the Key Club in Los Angeles for Joe Strummer on the 5th anniversary of his passing. Chris Salewicz, who wrote a biography of Joe, read from his book during the evening.

Dec 22 – The next day there was a benefit tribute at the Key Club in Los Angeles for Joe Strummer on the 5th anniversary of his passing. Chris Salewicz, who wrote a biography of Joe, read from his book during the evening.

Chris Salewicz reading from his book at the Key Club in Los Angeles California on December 22, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Zander Scholss played on Joe's albums "Walker" and "Earthquake Weather". Zander gathered a group of musicians and they played songs from the two albums. It was the first time anyone had ever performed this material live and it was really well done. I think Joe would have liked it.

Zander Scholss played on Joe’s albums “Walker” and “Earthquake Weather”. Zander gathered a group of musicians and they played songs from the two albums. It was the first time anyone had ever performed this material live and it was really well done. I think Joe would have liked it.

Zander Scholss performingat the Key Club in Los Angeles California on December 22, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

La Plebe was a band of five young guys who played the fastest, hardest driving set of the night and they got the crowd jumping and cheering.

La Plebe was a band of five young guys who played the fastest, hardest driving set of the night and they got the crowd jumping and cheering.

La Plebe performing at the Key Club in Los Angeles California on December 22, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Love and Rockets were a surprise finale for the Joe Strummer tribute, which benefited the Strummerville charity foundation.

Love and Rockets were a surprise finale for the Joe Strummer tribute, which benefited the Strummerville charity foundation.

Love and Rockets perform at the Key Club in Los Angeles California on December 22, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec. 28, 29 - Back in my home town for the New Year weekend, I went to the Fillmore at Irving Plaza to see the New York Dolls. David and Syl told me the show was recorded to be released as a live album.

Dec. 28, 29 – Back in my home town for the New Year weekend, I went to the Fillmore at Irving Plaza to see the New York Dolls. David and Syl told me the show was recorded to be released as a live album.

David Johansen and Syl Sylvain at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City on December 28, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec 30 - Patti Smith played her annual series at the Bowery Ballroom celebrating her birthday as well as the New Year, here cheered on by her band mate, the great Lenny Kaye.

Dec 30 – Patti Smith played her annual series at the Bowery Ballroom celebrating her birthday as well as the New Year, here cheered on by her band mate, the great Lenny Kaye.

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 30, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

On New Years Eve I saw the most energetic band around, the gypsy punk group, Golgo Bordello. They hit the stage running and don't ever stop! Happy New Year to all and may you see your dreams come true this year!

On New Years Eve I saw the most energetic band around, the gypsy punk group, Golgo Bordello. They hit the stage running and don’t ever stop!
Happy New Year to all and may you see your dreams come true this year!

Golgo Bordello performing at Pier 57 in New York City on December 31, 2007. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jan 10 - My wife Elizabeth Gregory unveiled her artwork with a solo exhibition at the Ivy Brown Gallery in New York. Her work is multi-layered hand cut paper which captures the nuances of nature as architect. The hand cut lines reflect the vibrations of life. On view until Jan 31st.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, NYC, - 2007
Jan 10 - My wife Elizabeth Gregory unveiled her artwork with a solo exhibition at the Ivy Brown Gallery in New York. Her work is multi-layered hand cut paper which captures the nuances of nature as architect. The hand cut lines reflect the vibrations of life. On view until Jan 31st.
Jan 10 – My wife Elizabeth Gregory unveiled her artwork with a solo exhibition at the Ivy Brown Gallery in New York. Her work is multi-layered hand cut paper which captures the nuances of nature as architect. The hand cut lines reflect the vibrations of life. On view until Jan 31st.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen at the Ivy Brown Gallery in New York City on January 10, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com