September – December 2008

This fall has been one of my busiest times. Following the very successful ‘Rockers’ exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, and the opening of an exhibition in Mexico City and then another at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, I went to Paris, London, Los Angeles and back to Mexico to promote my new book ‘New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen’. There were book signings and more openings, a big birthday party and great live shows to go to in between. Check it all out below!

Sept. 18 - The exhibition and book signing at Liss Gallery in Toronto had over 70 of my photos and the opening drew a big crowd.

Sept. 18 – The exhibition and book signing at Liss Gallery in Toronto had over 70 of my photos and the opening drew a big crowd.

The crowd at the opening night of Bob Gruen's Exhibit at the Liss Gallery in Toronto on Sept 18, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Elizabeth and I relax in the 'teenage bedroom' part of the Toronto exhibit.

Elizabeth and I relax in the ‘teenage bedroom’ part of the Toronto exhibit.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Bob Gruen in the "Teenage Bedroom" of Bob Gruen's exhibit at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, Cananda on September 18, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept. 22 -London- At MOJO magazine I said hello to editor Phil Alexander and art director Mark Wagstaff and thanked them for doing such a nice job laying out my Clash at Shea Staduim photos.

Sept. 22 -London- At MOJO magazine I said hello to editor Phil Alexander and art director Mark Wagstaff and thanked them for doing such a nice job laying out my Clash at Shea Staduim photos.

Phil Alexander, Bob Gruen, and Mark Wagstaff at MOJO Magazine on September 22, 2008 in London, England. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Gordon McHarg showed me his 'Subway Gallery' at the underpass below Edgware Rd/Harrow Rd crossing in London, and I got a photo of him in front of the display he made of Joe Strummer's comment.

Gordon McHarg showed me his ‘Subway Gallery’ at the underpass below Edgware Rd/Harrow Rd crossing in London, and I got a photo of him in front of the display he made of Joe Strummer’s comment.

Gordon McHarg in front of his Subway Gallery in London,, England on Sept. 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept. 25 - In Paris I had a chance to have lunch and catch up with Mick Jones and Tony James who were there promoting their new Carbon Silicon CD.

Sept. 25 – In Paris I had a chance to have lunch and catch up with Mick Jones and Tony James who were there promoting their new Carbon Silicon CD.

Bob Gruen, Mick Jones, and Tony James in Paris, France on September 25, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My friend Bruno Blum gave me a ride around Paris on his motorbike, which was pretty exciting. Then he was off to the African country of Eritrea to produce music with some local musicians there.

My friend Bruno Blum gave me a ride around Paris on his motorbike, which was pretty exciting. Then he was off to the African country of Eritrea to produce music with some local musicians there.

Bruno Blum and Bob Gruen in Paris on September 25, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct. 3 - There was a signing event for my New York Dolls book at the International Center for Photography in New York. We drew the largest crowd they've ever had and sold out all the books available!

Oct. 3 – There was a signing event for my New York Dolls book at the International Center for Photography in New York. We drew the largest crowd they’ve ever had and sold out all the books available!

Bob Gruen at the International Center for Photography in New York City on October 3, 2008. © 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 - Photographs by Bob Gruen' came out so well and is such a great success thanks to the team from Harry Abrams publishers, above publicist Claire Bamundo, and editors Tamar Brazis and Charlie Kochman. Thank You!!

‘The New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen’ came out so well and is such a great success thanks to the team from Harry Abrams publishers, above publicist Claire Bamundo, and editors Tamar Brazis and Charlie Kochman. Thank You!!

Claire Bamundo, Tamar Brazis, Bob Gruen, and Charlie Kochman at the International Center for Photography in New York City on October 3, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct. 5 - Barry Samuels at the Golden Notebook store in Woodstock, NY, held a signing event for my book.

Oct. 5 – Barry Samuels at the Golden Notebook store in Woodstock, NY, held a signing event for my book.

Bob Gruen and Barry Samules outside the Golden Notebook Store in Woodstock, NY on October 5, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A highlight of the Woodstock event was a chance to say hello to Ed Sanders, who I first saw in the band the Fugs, who inspired the New York Dolls and so many more.

A highlight of the Woodstock event was a chance to say hello to Ed Sanders, who I first saw in the band the Fugs, who inspired the New York Dolls and so many more.

Ed Sanders in Woodstock New York on October 5, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Madonna played at Madison Square Garden. In this show she has a chance to play the guitar, and check out her metal bra, made by Michael Schmidt.

Madonna played at Madison Square Garden. In this show she has a chance to play the guitar, and check out her metal bra, made by Michael Schmidt.

Madonna performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 6, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jesse Malin was joined onstage by Moby when he played at a benefit at the Highline.

Jesse Malin was joined onstage by Moby when he played at a benefit at the Highline.

Jesse Malin and Moby perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on October 6, 2008. © 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 - Sam Milgram and Richard Horowitz welcome me to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles for my exhibition and book signing there.

Sam Milgram, Bob Gruen, & Richard Horowitz, Los Angeles, - 2008
Oct. 11 - Sam Milgram and Richard Horowitz welcome me to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles for my exhibition and book signing there.
Oct. 11 – Sam Milgram and Richard Horowitz welcome me to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles for my exhibition and book signing there.

Sam Milgram, Bob Gruen, and Richard Horowitz at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sex Pistol Steve Jones had me as a guest on his 'Joney's Jukebox' radio show and we had a great freewheeling conversation and played some good records.

Sex Pistol Steve Jones had me as a guest on his ‘Joney’s Jukebox’ radio show and we had a great freewheeling conversation and played some good records.

A billboard for Steve Jones' talk show "Jonsey's Jukebox" in Los Angeles California on October 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

I also got to meet another Sex Pistol in Los Angeles when I went to dinner with drummer Paul Cook.

I also got to meet another Sex Pistol in Los Angeles when I went to dinner with drummer Paul Cook.

Paul Cook and Bob Gruen in Los Angeles on October 8, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My friend, comedian Richard Lewis came to the opening of my exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery.

My friend, comedian Richard Lewis came to the opening of my exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery.

Bob Gruen and Richard Lewis at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Original Blondie members Frankie Infante and Clem Burke at the LA opening. They are both big NY Dolls fans and knew them well.

Original Blondie members Frankie Infante and Clem Burke at the LA opening. They are both big NY Dolls fans and knew them well.

Frankie Infante, Bob Gruen, & Clem Burke at Morrison Hotel Gallery on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Annie Flanders came to say hi and get a look at the photos on display.

Annie Flanders came to say hi and get a look at the photos on display.

Annie Flanders & Bob Gruen at Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

It was fun to catch up with old friends Howie Pyro, Rodney Bingenheimer and Hellen Killer at the LA opening.

It was fun to catch up with old friends Howie Pyro, Rodney Bingenheimer and Hellen Killer at the LA opening.

Bob Gruen, Howie Pyro, Rodney Bingenheimer, and Hellen Killer at Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Musician Dave Stewart and top rock photographer Henry Diltz, who is one of the owners of the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Dave recently had an exhibition of his photos at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.

Musician Dave Stewart and top rock photographer Henry Diltz, who is one of the owners of the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Dave recently had an exhibition of his photos at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.

Dave Stewart, Bob Gruen, and Henry Diltz at Morrison Hotel Gallery on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My photographer colleagues Richie Aaron and Neal Preston came by the opening to see my exhibition and checked out my new book.

My photographer colleagues Richie Aaron and Neal Preston came by the opening to see my exhibition and checked out my new book.

Richie Aaron, Bob Gruen, and Neal Preston at Morrison Hotel Gallery in Los Angeles on October 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Linda Ramone came to the opening with her boyfriend, singer JD King and invited us to her house in the hills. It's so nice and sunny in LA!

Linda Ramone came to the opening with her boyfriend, singer JD King and invited us to her house in the hills. It’s so nice and sunny in LA!

Linda Ramone and DJ King in Los Angeles California on October 12, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

While in Los Angeles I saw Tina Turner at the Staples Center. She sang 'We don't need another hero', and as long as we have Tina who needs another hero?

While in Los Angeles I saw Tina Turner at the Staples Center. She sang ‘We don’t need another hero’, and as long as we have Tina who needs another hero?

Tina Turner performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California on October 13, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tina Turner's show proved that she is 'Simply the Best!'

Tina Turner’s show proved that she is ‘Simply the Best!’

Tina Turner performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California on October 13, 2008. © 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 - Coinciding with the release of my new book "New York Dolls - Photographs by Bob Gruen" all girl New York Dolls tribute band Prima Ballerina led by Tammy Faye Starlight played at my birthday party at the R Bar in New York. The highlight of the night came when original New York Doll, Sylvain Sylvain, joined them onstage and played the Dolls hit 'Trash'.

Oct. 23 – Coinciding with the release of my new book “New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen” all girl New York Dolls tribute band Prima Ballerina led by Tammy Faye Starlight played at my birthday party at the R Bar in New York. The highlight of the night came when original New York Doll, Sylvain Sylvain, joined them onstage and played the Dolls hit ‘Trash’.

Tammy Faye Starlight perfoming with her band Prima Ballerina joined by Sylvain Sylvain at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

At my birthday party we had a big cake with a copy of the drawing Keith Haring made for me on it. It was a good thing the cake was so big because there were a lot of people at the party and by the end the cake was all gone.

At my birthday party we had a big cake with a copy of the drawing Keith Haring made for me on it. It was a good thing the cake was so big because there were a lot of people at the party and by the end the cake was all gone.

Bob Gruen's 63rd Birthday Cake with logo by Keith Haring, at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

After her set Tammy Faye said hello and thanks for letting her band play at the party. I said thank you to her, and told her the band's set was the highlight of the party.

After her set Tammy Faye said hello and thanks for letting her band play at the party. I said thank you to her, and told her the band’s set was the highlight of the party.

Tammy Faye Starlight and Bob Gruen at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Marky Ramone came by with birthday wishes.

Marky Ramone, & Bob Gruen, NYC, - 2008
Marky Ramone came by with birthday wishes.
Marky Ramone came by with birthday wishes.

Marky Ramone and Bob Gruen at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Lenny Kaye gives me a big birthday hug. Lenny and I are like 'brothers from different mothers'.

Lenny Kaye gives me a big birthday hug. Lenny and I are like ‘brothers from different mothers’.

Lenny Kaye and Bob Gruen at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jesse Malin with New York Doll Steve Conte at my party at R Bar.

Jesse Malin with New York Doll Steve Conte at my party at R Bar.

Jesse Malin & Steve Conte at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Victoria Wallace and Joey Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh at my party.

Victoria Wallace and Joey Ramone’s brother, Mickey Leigh at my party.

Victoria Wallace, Mickey Leigh, & Bob Gruen at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I get a big birthday hello from 'Sex Slave' Eric Sanchez

I get a big birthday hello from ‘Sex Slave’ Eric Sanchez.

Bob Gruen and Eric Sanchez at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Gerb, Ethel Seno, Carlo McCormick, Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver outside the R Bar.

Gerb, Ethel Seno, Carlo McCormick, Jim Jarmusch and Sara Driver outside the R Bar.

Gerb, Ethel Seno, Carlo McCormick, Jim Jarmusch, & Sara Driver outside the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

DJ to the stars Uncle Mike had the party rockin' and people were dancing all night, Thanks Mike!

DJ to the stars Uncle Mike had the party rockin’ and people were dancing all night, Thanks Mike!

DJ Uncle Mike performing at the R Bar in New York City on October 23, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Oct. 28 - Then it was off to Monterrey, Mexico for an exhibition and talk at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. The trip started with a press confrence.

Bob Gruen, Mexico, - 2008
Oct. 28 - Then it was off to Monterrey, Mexico for an exhibition and talk at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. The trip started with a press confrence.
Oct. 28 – Then it was off to Monterrey, Mexico for an exhibition and talk at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. The trip started with a press confrence.

Bob Gruen at a press conference at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico on October 28, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The exhibition was set up by my friend Fernando Aceves, the best rock photographer in Mexico. We went for a drive outside Monterrey and came across the 'Woodstock Park' a Rock and Roll cantina in the desert!

The exhibition was set up by my friend Fernando Aceves, the best rock photographer in Mexico. We went for a drive outside Monterrey and came across the ‘Woodstock Park’ a Rock and Roll cantina in the desert!

Bob Gruen and Fernando Aceves at the "Woodstock Park" in the Mexican Desert on October 28, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

I gave a talk in a big hall at the university which was attended by over 600 people. After my talk I signed books and flyers for 2 hours.

Bob Gruen, Mexico, - 2008
I gave a talk in a big hall at the university which was attended by over 600 people. After my talk I signed books and flyers for 2 hours.
I gave a talk in a big hall at the university which was attended by over 600 people. After my talk I signed books and flyers for 2 hours.

Bob Gruen giving a talk at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico on October 28, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The presentation of my photos was very elegant. People waited up to an hour to get into the exhibit.

Bob Gruen Exhibit, Mexico, - 2008
The presentation of my photos was very elegant. People waited up to an hour to get into the exhibit.
The presentation of my photos was very elegant. People waited up to an hour to get into the exhibit.

Bob Gruen's photo exhibition at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico on October 28, 2008. © 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 - The Good Rats played at their induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Oct. 30 – The Good Rats played at their induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

The Good Rats performing at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in Garden City, New York on October 30, 2008. © 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 induction ceremony for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, I had a chance to say hello to legendary Shangri-La singer, Mary Weiss

At the induction ceremony for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, I had a chance to say hello to legendary Shangri-La singer, Mary Weiss.

Bob Gruen and Mary Weiss at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Garden City, New York on October 30, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov. 12 - For those about to rock, AC/DC salutes you, at Madison Square Garden.

Nov. 12 – For those about to rock, AC/DC salutes you, at Madison Square Garden.

AC/DC performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov. 13 - Butch Walker played at the Blender theater and the crowd loved him and his band.

Butch Walker, NYC, - 2008
Nov. 13 - Butch Walker played at the Blender theater and the crowd loved him and his band.
Nov. 13 – Butch Walker played at the Blender theater and the crowd loved him and his band.

Butch Walker performing at the Blender Theater in New York City on November 13, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov. 22- Joe Strummer's widow, Lucinda Mellor married Mike Garland and we went to their reception at the Mondrian in London. .He's a charming, successful businessman and she seems very happy now.

Nov. 22- Joe Strummer’s widow, Lucinda Mellor married Mike Garland and we went to their reception at the Mondrian in London. .He’s a charming, successful businessman and she seems very happy now.

Lucinda Mellor and Mike Garland at the Mondrian in London, England on November 22, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

After Luce and Mike's reception we hung out at the Groucho Club with Don Letts, Mick Jones, Patti Palladin and Paul Simonon.

After Luce and Mike’s reception we hung out at the Groucho Club with Don Letts, Mick Jones, Patti Palladin and Paul Simonon.

Don Letts, Mick Jones, Patti Palladin, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Bob Gruen, & Paul Simonon at the Groucho Club in London, England on November 22, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov. 24 - Lordi played a monstrous show at the Fillmore East @ Iriving Plaza and the crowd roared back.

Lordi, NYC, - 2008
Nov. 24 - Lordi played a monstrous show at the Fillmore East @ Iriving Plaza and the crowd roared back.
Nov. 24 – Lordi played a monstrous show at the Fillmore East @ Iriving Plaza and the crowd roared back.

Lordi performs at the Fillmore East at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 24, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nov. 26 - Hubert Sumlin celebrated his 79th birthday at BB Kings Club with an all-star band that included David Johansen.

Nov. 26 – Hubert Sumlin celebrated his 79th birthday at BB Kings Club with an all-star band that included David Johansen.

David Johansen and Hubert Sumlin perform at BB King's Club in New York City on November 26, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec. 2 - At the opening of the New York Annex of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I congratulated Craig Inciardi for organizing the exhibits, which include many of my photos.

Dec. 2 – At the opening of the New York Annex of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I congratulated Craig Inciardi for organizing the exhibits, which include many of my photos.

Craig Inciardi and Bob Gruen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City on December 2, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Lenny Kaye and I say hi to Jim Henke, director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's very cool that there is a branch of the museum in New York.

Lenny Kaye and I say hi to Jim Henke, director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s very cool that there is a branch of the museum in New York.

Lenny Kaye, Jim Henke, and Bob Gruen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City on December 2, 2008. © 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 and Chris Stein played a short and fun set at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex opening.

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein played a short and fun set at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex opening.

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City on December 2, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

A few days after the opening I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex with my good friend from Japan, Rock Star Yuya Uchida. One day he should be part of the exhibit.

A few days after the opening I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex with my good friend from Japan, Rock Star Yuya Uchida. One day he should be part of the exhibit.

Yuya Uchida at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City on December 5, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec. 11 - At the lunchbox benefit for The Food Bank for New York City I showed my design to Michael Stipe, one of the organizers of the event.

Dec. 11 – At the lunchbox benefit for The Food Bank for New York City I showed my design to Michael Stipe, one of the organizers of the event.

Bob Gruen and MIchael Stipe at a benefit for The Food Bank in New York City on December 11, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Dec.20 - The fastastic Labelle started their reunion tour at the famous Apollo Theater. Faced with a power failure in the fourth song, they finished the show singing without microphones and rescheduled the full show for the next night. They are amazing!

Labelle, NYC, - 2008
Dec.20 - The fastastic Labelle started their reunion tour at the famous Apollo Theater. Faced with a power failure in the fourth song, they finished the show singing without microphones and rescheduled the full show for the next night. They are amazing!
Dec.20 – The fastastic Labelle started their reunion tour at the famous Apollo Theater. Faced with a power failure in the fourth song, they finished the show singing without microphones and rescheduled the full show for the next night. They are amazing!

Labelle performing at the Apollo Theater in New York City on December 20, 2008. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com