October – November 2010

October started with an exhibition of my photos in Paris. While I was there I saw a Sean Lennon show, then on the way back to NY, I stopped in Iceland to see Sean lead his mom Yoko Ono’s show: then on to San Francisco for a Buffalo Springfield show and home for my birthday party; then Keith Richards interview at the NY Library and later, in November, I was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame! Quite a few weeks!…….see below

October 6 - Paris - I was greeted at the opening of my photo exhibition at the Gallerie Basia by my old friend, great songwriter/singer Elliot Murphy (next to my wife Elizabeth). He's been living in Paris for years and it was good to catch up. On the left is Paris DJ Valli.

October 6 – Paris – I was greeted at the opening of my photo exhibition at the Gallerie Basia by my old friend, great songwriter/singer Elliot Murphy (next to my wife Elizabeth). He’s been living in Paris for years and it was good to catch up. On the left is Paris DJ Valli.

(L-R) Valli, Bob Gruen, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Elliot Murphy during Bob's opening at the Gallerie Basia in Paris, France. October 6, 2010. © 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 in Paris Marc Zermati, who curated the exhibit, joined me with Rock & Folk magazine Editor Philippe Manouevre.

At the opening in Paris Marc Zermati, who curated the exhibit, joined me with Rock & Folk magazine Editor Philippe Manouevre.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Marc Zermati and Philippe Manouevre during Bob's opening at Gallerie Basia in Paris, France. October 6, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 6 - Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl play in Paris to a packed house at the at the hot & sweaty Fleche d'Or club.

Oct 6 – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl play in Paris to a packed house at the at the hot & sweaty Fleche d’Or club.

Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon of The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger performing at La Fleche D’Or in Paris, France. October 6, 2010. © 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-301

After Paris I stopped in Iceland to see Yoko Ono's show there on John Lennon's birthday. After the show, (which was amazing) there was a surprise party for Sean Lennon, who shares his dad's birthday, and the surprise guest was Ringo Starr!

After Paris I stopped in Iceland to see Yoko Ono’s show there on John Lennon’s birthday. After the show, (which was amazing) there was a surprise party for Sean Lennon, who shares his dad’s birthday, and the surprise guest was Ringo Starr!

(L-R) Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr during Sean's surprise birthday party in Reykjavik, Iceland. October 9, 2010. © 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 - I went to a friend's wedding in San Francisco, and later I managed to score tickets to the Bridge School Benefit Show with a star studded lineup. The highlight was the reunion of Buffalo Springfield, one of my favorite bands, who have not been onstage together in 40 years.

Oct 23 – I went to a friend’s wedding in San Francisco, and later I managed to score tickets to the Bridge School Benefit Show with a star studded lineup. The highlight was the reunion of Buffalo Springfield, one of my favorite bands, who have not been onstage together in 40 years.

Buffalo Springfield on stage at the Bridge School Benefit in San Francisco, CA. October 23, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Three days later there was a great big celebration for my birthday in New York with about 300 or so of my closest friends at the R Bar on the Bowery.

Bob Gruen, NYC - 2010
Three days later there was a great big celebration for my birthday in New York with about 300 or so of my closest friends at the R Bar on the Bowery.
Three days later there was a great big celebration for my birthday in New York with about 300 or so of my closest friends at the R Bar on the Bowery.

Bob Gruen during his birthday party at R Bar, NYC. October 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sara Driver and Jim Jarmusch came to the party and Sara met someone from the NY Times which led to a a big story in the paper about her long lost film that was recently found and restored.

Sara Driver and Jim Jarmusch came to the party and Sara met someone from the NY Times which led to a a big story in the paper about her long lost film that was recently found and restored.

(L-R) Sara Driver, Bob Gruen and Jim Jarmusch during Bob's birthday party at R Bar, NYC. October 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Debbie Harry came by to wish me happy birthday and had fun catching up with friends and then seeing Tammy Faye Starlight and her Blondie Tribute band Pretty Baby.

Debbie Harry & Bob Gruen, NYC - 2010
Debbie Harry came by to wish me happy birthday and had fun catching up with friends and then seeing Tammy Faye Starlight and her Blondie Tribute band Pretty Baby.
Debbie Harry came by to wish me happy birthday and had fun catching up with friends and then seeing Tammy Faye Starlight and her Blondie Tribute band Pretty Baby.

Debbie Harry of Blondie and Bob Gruen during Bob's birthday at R Bar, NYC. October 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tammy Faye Starlight fronting the band Pretty Baby.

Tammy Faye Starlite & Pretty Baby, NYC - 2010
Tammy Faye Starlight fronting the band Pretty Baby.
Tammy Faye Starlight fronting the band Pretty Baby.

Tammy Faye Starlite and Pretty Baby on stage during Bob's birthday party at R Bar, NYC. October 26, 2010. © 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 missed the Blondie tribute because he played at Bowery Ballroom with Hugh Cornwell but they both came to my party later and said hi to me and Bebe Buell who played a very rockin' & rollin' set at the party.

Clem Burke missed the Blondie tribute because he played at Bowery Ballroom with Hugh Cornwell but they both came to my party later and said hi to me and Bebe Buell who played a very rockin’ & rollin’ set at the party.

(L-R) Clem Burke of Blondie, Bebe Buell, Bob Gruen and Hugh Cornwell during Bob's birthday party at R Bar, NYC. October 26, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct 29 - Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Keith Richards at the New York Public Library Main branch in a very formal room to have a very informal conversation about Keith's life and the release of Keith's book 'Life'. Keith was great and I'm very happy he chose to include a photo of mine in his book.

Oct 29 – Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Keith Richards at the New York Public Library Main branch in a very formal room to have a very informal conversation about Keith’s life and the release of Keith’s book ‘Life’. Keith was great and I’m very happy he chose to include a photo of mine in his book.

Anthony DeCurtis and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones during an interview at the New York Public Library, NYC. October 29, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 6 - My wife Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen opened her 4th gallery exhibiton of her artworks, and Debbie Harry came by to see the new color pieces, sporting a bit of color herself.

Nov 6 – My wife Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen opened her 4th gallery exhibiton of her artworks, and Debbie Harry came by to see the new color pieces, sporting a bit of color herself.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Debbie Harry of Blondie during an opening of Elizabeth's work at Sacred Tattoo, NYC. November 6, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov 16 - I was very honored to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame! It made me look back and as I said in my acceptance speech, I feel I have worked very hard over and it is very rewarding to have my work  appreciated in this way.

Nov 16 – I was very honored to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame! It made me look back and as I said in my acceptance speech, I feel I have worked very hard over and it is very rewarding to have my work appreciated in this way.

Bob Gruen during the Long Island Muic Hall of Fame inductions at Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY. November 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Mary Weiss of the Shangri Las, who was also inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and Lenny Kaye who introduced me at the induction ceremony.

Bob Gruen, Mary Weiss & Lenny Kaye, Huntington - 2010
Mary Weiss of the Shangri Las, who was also inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and Lenny Kaye who introduced me at the induction ceremony.
Mary Weiss of the Shangri Las, who was also inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and Lenny Kaye who introduced me at the induction ceremony.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Mary Weiss of the Shangri Las and Lenny Kaye during the Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductions at the Oheka Castle in Huntinton, NY. November 16, 2010. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com