Spring 2003

It’s been a very busy Spring. So many shows and events that I didn’t have time to put up a page for each one Now I have put up shots of Lou Reed, Jewel, Led Zeppelin,David Johansen, Sylvain, the Libertines, Craig from the Vines, English sensation Dirty Harry, sexy Comedienne Tammy Faye Starlight, Blondie, Star Spangles, Patti Smith, the Fugs and many others. Check it out!

Tammy Faye Starlight released a new CD on Diesel Only records. Titled "Used Country Female" it's very funny and features my photos of Tammy on the cover.

Tammy Faye Starlight released a new CD on Diesel Only records. Titled “Used Country Female” it’s very funny and features my photos of Tammy on the cover.

Tammy Faye Starlite at Westbeth Studios in New York City on March 2003. © 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-310

Jayne County gets close to Tammy Faye Starlight. They shared the bill for two days of shows at Joe's Pub in New York.

Jayne County gets close to Tammy Faye Starlight. They shared the bill for two days of shows at Joe’s Pub in New York.

Jayne County, and Tammy Faye Starlite at Joe's Pub in New York City on February 14, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Legendary guitar inspiration Link Wray played a rare show in New York at the Village Underground and proved that he's still got that twang.

Legendary guitar inspiration Link Wray played a rare show in New York at the Village Underground and proved that he’s still got that twang.

Link Wray performing at the Village Underground in New York City on March 8, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Lou Reed put out two CDs this Spring. I went to photograph him for the French magazine Rock & Folk and Lou posed with his dog Lolabelle.

Lou Reed put out two CDs this Spring. I went to photograph him for the French magazine Rock & Folk and Lou posed with his dog Lolabelle.

Lou Reed with his dog Lolabelle in New York City on April 5, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Craig of the Vines after their sold out show at Roseland.

Craig of the Vines after their sold out show at Roseland.

Craig Nicholls of the Vines in New York City on April 12, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

My friend Mick Jones of the Clash told me he produced a CD for the Libertines so I went to see them when they played at CBGB. They were great and I bought the CD, which is now my new favorite.

My friend Mick Jones of the Clash told me he produced a CD for the Libertines so I went to see them when they played at CBGB. They were great and I bought the CD, which is now my new favorite.

The Libertines performing at CBGB in New York City on April 30, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Sam Moore led a real soulful show at BB King's Blues Club after the opening of the new film "Only the Strong Survive".

Sam Moore led a real soulful show at BB King’s Blues Club after the opening of the new film “Only the Strong Survive”.

Sam Moore performing at BB King's Blues Club in New York City on April 29, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The Chi-Lights also appeared at the "Only the Strong Survive" party and sang their hit song "Have You Seen Her".

The Chi-Lights also appeared at the “Only the Strong Survive” party and sang their hit song “Have You Seen Her”.

The Chi-Lights performing at BB King's Blues Club in New York City on April 29, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

David Johansen had an opening in New York at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery featuring his paintings of  "Saints & Sinners".

David Johansen, NYC, - 2003
David Johansen had an opening in New York at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery featuring his paintings of "Saints & Sinners".
David Johansen had an opening in New York at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery featuring his paintings of
“Saints & Sinners”.

David Johansen standing in front of his paintings at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City on May 8, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

David was also celebrating 17 years of marriage to photographer Kate Simon.

David Johansen, & Kate Simon, NYC, - 2003
David was also celebrating 17 years of marriage to photographer Kate Simon.
David was also celebrating 17 years of marriage to photographer Kate Simon.

David Johansen and Kate Simon in New York City on May 8, 2003 © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Billie Joe of Greenday came to see Jesse Malin's show at the Bowery Ballroom and joined him for an encore.

Billie Joe of Greenday came to see Jesse Malin’s show at the Bowery Ballroom and joined him for an encore.

Billie Joe Armstrong, and Jesse Malin at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on May 9, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Later in the week, Billie Joe met up with Ryan Adams and jammed with him in a small studio on the Lower East Side.

Later in the week, Billie Joe met up with Ryan Adams and jammed with him in a small studio on the Lower East Side.

Ryan Adams and Billie Joe Armstrong in New York City on July 11, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The Star Spangles appeared at the Irving Plaza opening for the Datsons. The Star Spangles are getting very popular this Summer and are touring Europe and Japan.

The Star Spangles appeared at the Irving Plaza opening for the Datsons. The Star Spangles are getting very popular this Summer and are touring Europe and Japan.

The Star Spangles at Irving Plaza in New York City on May 18, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Multi-platinum recording artist Jewel came to the FYE store on 6th Avenue in New York to sign copies of her new CD "0304".

Multi-platinum recording artist Jewel came to the FYE store on 6th Avenue in New York to sign copies of her new CD “0304”.

Jewel in New York City on June 16, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

David Johansen appeared with his band the Harry Smiths at the Bottom Line and played a set of acoustic blues.

David Johansen appeared with his band the Harry Smiths at the Bottom Line and played a set of acoustic blues.

David Johansen and his band the Harry Smiths at the Bottom Line in New York City on June 13, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Sylvain Sylvain came to town and played at Don Hill's club to promote his new CD "Sleep Baby Doll".

Sylvain Sylvain came to town and played at Don Hill’s club to promote his new CD “Sleep Baby Doll”.

Sylvain Sylvain perfroming at Don Hill's club in New York City on June 13, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Jimmy Page arrived at the opening for the release of the Led Zeppelin movie "The Song Remains The Same" on a DVD.

Jimmy Paige, NYC, - 2003
Jimmy Page arrived at the opening for the release of the Led Zeppelin movie "The Song Remains The Same" on a DVD.
Jimmy Page arrived at the opening for the release of the Led Zeppelin movie “The Song Remains The Same” on a DVD.

Jimmy Paige in New York City on May 27, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Robert Plant arrived and instead of posing for a photo he danced a few steps with his publicist.

Robert Plant, NYC, - 2003
Robert Plant arrived and instead of posing for a photo he danced a few steps with his publicist.
Robert Plant arrived and instead of posing for a photo he danced a few steps with his publicist.

Robert Plant in New York City on May 27, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Blondie played at the Tradewinds club in Seabright NJ to warm up for their summer tour of Japan and Australia. It was cool to see them in a small club when the rest of the Summer they will be appearing mostly at Festivals.

Debbie Harry, NYC, - 2003
Blondie played at the Tradewinds club in Seabright NJ to warm up for their summer tour of Japan and Australia. It was cool to see them in a small club when the rest of the Summer they will be appearing mostly at Festivals.
Blondie played at the Tradewinds club in Seabright NJ to warm up for their summer tour of Japan and Australia. It was cool to see them in a small club when the rest of the Summer they will be appearing mostly at Festivals.

Debbie Harry performing with Blondie at the Tradewinds club in Sea Bright New Jersey on July 2, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Blondie played at the Tradewinds club in Seabright NJ to warm up for their summer tour of Japan and Australia. It was cool to see them in a small club when the rest of the Summer they will be appearing mostly at Festivals.

After the Blondie show my wife Elizabeth took a photo of me with drummer Clem Burke. Clem was feeling great and looking forward to a long tour with Blondie.

Bob Gruen, and Clem Burke at the Tradewinds in New Jersey on July 2, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

 

Avant-Guarde French band Magma played in New York for only the third time in their more than 30 year history. They can't be described, as they sing in a made up language with a very varied musical background.

Avant-Guarde French band Magma played in New York for only the third time in their more than 30 year history. They can’t be described, as they sing in a made up language with a very varied musical background.

Magma performing at the Knitting Factory in New York City on July 1, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Singers Dirty Harry of England and Caroline Taucher of Finland find inspiration at the Patti Smith show at the World Financial Center.

Dirty Harry, & Caroline Taucher, NYC, - 2003
Singers Dirty Harry of England and Caroline Taucher of Finland find inspiration at the Patti Smith show at the World Financial Center.
Singers Dirty Harry of England and Caroline Taucher of Finland find inspiration at the Patti Smith show at the World Financial Center.

Dirty Harry, and Caroline Taucher at the World Financial Center in New York City on July 8, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The Patti Smith Group appeared in the Belly of the Beast at the World Financial Center across from Ground Zero.

The Patti Smith Group, NYC, - 2003
The Patti Smith Group appeared in the Belly of the Beast at the World Financial Center across from Ground Zero.
The Patti Smith Group appeared in the Belly of the Beast at the World Financial Center across from Ground Zero.

The Patti Smith Group performing at the World Financial Center in New York City on July 8, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

It was quite a moment to see Patti sing "Free Money" and "People Have the Power" surrounded there by the buildings and people of Wall Street.

It was quite a moment to see Patti sing “Free Money” and “People Have the Power” surrounded there by the buildings and people of Wall Street.

The Patti Smith Group performing at the World Financial Center in New York City on July 8, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Chris Robinson opened the show at Central Park's Summerstage July 11 and the fans cheered as he kept playing through a thunderstorm. His beautiful wife Kate Hudson was there with him, lookin' good and expecting their baby next January.

Chris Robinson opened the show at Central Park’s Summerstage July 11 and the fans cheered as he kept playing through a thunderstorm. His beautiful wife Kate Hudson was there with him, lookin’ good and expecting their baby next January.

Chris Robinson, and Kate Hudson at Central Park in New York City on July 11, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Elvis Costello followed Chris at Summerstage and played a long set of jazzy new songs and crowd pleasing hits.

Elvis Costello, NYC, - 2003
Elvis Costello followed Chris at Summerstage and played a long set of jazzy new songs and crowd pleasing hits.
Elvis Costello followed Chris at Summerstage and played a long set of jazzy new songs and crowd pleasing hits.

Elvis Costello performing at Central Park Summerstage in New York City on July 11, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club rocked at the Coral Room in New York. The club was packed as the band played a long loud set while mermaids swam in the giant fish tank behind the bar.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club rocked at the Coral Room in New York. The club was packed as the band played a long loud set while mermaids swam in the giant fish tank behind the bar.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performing at the Coral Room in New York City on July 11, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders founded the Fugs in 1964 and were the inspiration for all of the underground, irreverent rock bands that followed. They have just released their first CD in 16 years "The Fugs Final Album, Part 1" and they played at the Village Underground in New York to celebrate. They were great, still questioning the powers that be with a set that mixed new songs with their old favorites.

Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders founded the Fugs in 1964 and were the inspiration for all of the underground, irreverent rock bands that followed. They have just released their first CD in 16 years “The Fugs Final Album, Part 1” and they played at the Village Underground in New York to celebrate. They were great, still questioning the powers that be with a set that mixed new songs with their old favorites.

Tuli Kupferberg, and Ed Sanders of the Fugs in New York City on July 16, 2003. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391