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October '08 - Fall Update  
 

New York - April 18 - Yoko Ono looking through one of the pieces in her exhibition at the Galerie Lelong.

Yoko Ono explains some items in her exhibit to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner.
 


Malcolm McLaren was the DJ at artist Tom Sachs' party at Lever House on Park Avenue. Malcolm recently unveiled his new series of very sexy videos on the big VH1 screen in Times Square.


Karim Rashid, Massimo Vignelli & Bob Gruen were among the featured speakers at the Gravity Free convention in Chicago, an amazing meeting of designers held at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry



Jorge Gutierrez, director of the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City cuts the ribbon with Bob Gruen to open the exhibition of Bob's photos there. The exhibit will move to University of the State of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, in the fall.


The
Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City is a large 10,000 seat music theater in the center of town where big shows are held several times a week so thousands of people got to see Bob Gruen's exhibit.

 
Bo Diddley's Funeral
in Gainesville, Florida was a very spiritual sendoff. Local leaders spoke of how much Bo had given to the community and a letter was received from Bill Clinton praising Bo.

Guitar legend Les Paul turned 93 this year with a big smile and a great show at his regular venue, the Iridium Jazz Club



Jakob Dylan at the Blender Theater played songs from his great new album 'Seeing Things'.

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant's amazing album, 'Rising Sand' produced by T-Bone Burnett, was presented live at the WaMu Theater. The show was flawless!

 


While Robert Plant was in New York he stopped by Bob Gruen's 'Rockers' exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery, and posed for a photo with Bob.

Goon Squad was the opening band when Blondie played on Long Island in June. With their looney look and poppy sounding music they were very entertaining. The New York Dolls were also supposed to play but rain forced their set to be cancelled.

 


Debbie Harry & Liz McGrath of Ms Derringer pose backstage at the Nokia Theater in Times Square after Ms Derringer opened the Blondie show there.


GolGo Bordello packed the McCarren Pool in Brooklyn with thousands of happy, dancing fans.

 

June 21 - Bob Gruen gave a talk at his 'Rockers' exhibition in the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery. The talk was a benefit for the VH1 charity 'Save the Music'.


Author Legs McNeil introduced Bob Gruen's talk at the 'Rockers' exhibition. Legs collected lots of quotes from his interviews for Bob's New York Dolls book.
 



Alejandro Excovedo played with his powerful band at the Highline Ballroom.


Alejandro meets backstage with Tony Visconti who produced 'Real Animal', Alejandro's new album.
 
George Clinton gets down and dirty during his show at B.B. King's club and he's obviously enjoying it.


Gene Simmons promotes his new book "Ladies of the Night - personal reflections on the oldest profession". Lines for a signed copy went around the block.

 


Bob Gruen & Mick Rock say hello to fellow photographer Dan Hunstein at Dan's exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery, Soho. Dan was the staff photographer for Columbia Records who took many fantastic photos for them, including the cover of "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan".


D.J. Spooky showed that he's the master of the steel wheels at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
 
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen added some shotgun blasts to her new artworks at Hunter Mountain.

Bob Gruen talked about his upcoming exhibits and books on GoodMorningAmerica.com
 


August 8 - Iggy Pop and the Stooges had their equipment stolen a few days earlier but did an amazing high energy show at Terminal 5 with rented equipment.


August 12 - Bob Dylan played for the first time in Brooklyn, on a balmy summer evening.

 
Tammy Faye Starlight performs at Joe's Pub in a benefit for the Living Theater.

Backstage at the Living Theater benefit commedian Tammy Faye Starlight says hi to the event headliner Debbie Harry.
 
Billy Idol rocked the night away at the Roseland Ballroom.

Rick Fuller directs Darren Roark filming Bob Gruen for the upcoming documentary Rick is making about Bob's career.
 
Toronto - Bob Gruen got a fantastic welcome from the Liss Gallery in Toronto when he had a book signing event at the Bay on Bloor department store.

Toronto - Singer/songwriter Douglas September has a new album coming out soon, check it out.
 


More than 200 bagpipers paraded down Hunter Mountain for the annual Irish Day celebration there.


Marc Jacobs looks comfortable at the end of his Fashion Show.
 


Semi-Precious Weapons Justin Tranter got right in the face of the sold out crowd at the club Rebel.


Jakob Dylan was a guest of Elvis Costello on Elvis' new VH1 TV interview show, taped at the historic Apollo Theater.
 
Sept. 10 - Perry Farrell & David Navarro play at a party in the new John Varvatos store in the former CBGB space. For a clothes store, this place rocks!

Perry Farrell gives his wife a kiss during the Varvatos store party.
 


Irene Carroll and Richard Flowhil kept Bob Gruen woking with non-stop interviews generating fantastic publicity making Bob's show at the Liss Gallery in Toronto a smashing success!


Bob Gruen tapes a segment of 'The Hour' with Canada's most popular TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos.

     

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