Summer 2002

It was a very busy summer and it’s taken me a while to put a page together. Check out scenes from Ace Frehley at Don Hill’s Club, Blondie at Jones Beach, and more!! and click here to see a page of Ryan Adams photos from this summer as well.

Jesse Malin played a series of shows at Don Hill's club to showcase the material from his new album. Above, Jesse is congratulated by club owner Don Hill.

Jesse Malin played a series of shows at Don Hill’s club to showcase the material from his new album. Above, Jesse is congratulated by club owner Don Hill.

Jesse Malin and Don Hill at Don Hill's club in New York City in July, 2002. © 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

Les Paul celebrated his 87th year by playing another of his great weekly shows at the Iridium club in New York. He sounded as good as ever. Happy Birthday Les!

Les Paul celebrated his 87th year by playing another of his great weekly shows at the Iridium club in New York. He sounded as good as ever. Happy Birthday Les!

Les Paul performing at the Iridium Club in New York City in June 2002. © 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

July 30 - Handsome Dick Manitoba had a party for the opening of an exhibition of 1970's Rock & Roll photos at his bar "Manatoba's on Ave B between 6th & 7th streets in NYC. Ace Frehley of Kiss was one of the stars at the party. There's lot's of my photos and also pix by Leee Childers, Roberta Bayley, Stephanie Chernikowski, David Godless and others, check it out!

July 30 – Handsome Dick Manitoba had a party for the opening of an exhibition of 1970’s Rock & Roll photos at his bar “Manatoba’s on Ave B between 6th & 7th streets in NYC. Ace Frehley of Kiss was one of the stars at the party. There’s lot’s of my photos and also pix by Leee Childers, Roberta Bayley, Stephanie Chernikowski, David Godless and others, check it out!

Handsome Dick Manitoba and Ace Frehley at the bar Manitoba's in New York City on July 30, 2002. © 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

August 9th - Ace Frehley played a rare solo show at Don Hill's Club. The place was packed and Ace did not let his fans down. He had the biggest sound system I've seen in Don's place and he played a long set of favorites. We stayed up late and had a great time.

August 9th – Ace Frehley played a rare solo show at Don Hill’s Club. The place was packed and Ace did not let his fans down. He had the biggest sound system I’ve seen in Don’s place and he played a long set of favorites. We stayed up late and had a great time.

Ace Frehley performing at Don Hill's Club in New York City on August 9, 2002. © 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

July 30, - Blondie played at Jones Beach Theater with the B-52's. Debbie is better than ever and the band is really tight. See them if you have the chance.

July 30, – Blondie played at Jones Beach Theater with the B-52’s. Debbie is better than ever and the band is really tight. See them if you have the chance.

Blondie performing at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh New York on July 23, 2002. © 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

 Backstage at Jones Beach Debbie and Chris say "hi" to Kate Pierson of the B-52's.

Backstage at Jones Beach Debbie and Chris say “hi” to Kate Pierson of the B-52’s.

Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Kate Pierson at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh New York on July 23, 2002. © 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

Aug 14 - Oasis played a great show at the Beacon Theater and after the show we ended up having drinks with the band in the Irish Pub on 7th Ave. Someone saw Tom Jones walking by and invited him in to say hello. He was happy to meet the Oasis guys and posed for the shot above with Andy Bell, Phil Smith, and Noel Gallagher.

Aug 14 – Oasis played a great show at the Beacon Theater and after the show we ended up having drinks with the band in the Irish Pub on 7th Ave. Someone saw Tom Jones walking by and invited him in to say hello. He was happy to meet the Oasis guys and posed for the shot above with Andy Bell, Phil Smith, and Noel Gallagher.

Andy Bell, Phil Smith, Tom Jones, and Noel Gallagher in New York City on August 14, 2002. © 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

I went to the Oasis show with Ryan Adams, who, besides being a fan (he covered one of their songs),,wanted to check out the Beacon Theater because he's scheduled to perform a solo acoustic show there on October 10th. As we left the bar after hanging out with Oasis, Ryan poseed for a picture in Times Square.

I went to the Oasis show with Ryan Adams, who, besides being a fan (he covered one of their songs),,wanted to check out the Beacon Theater because he’s scheduled to perform a solo acoustic show there on October 10th. As we left the bar after hanging out with Oasis, Ryan poseed for a picture in Times Square.

Ryan Adams on the streets of New York City. August 2002. © 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

Aug 25 - Supermodel, SuperRocker, Supermom Bebe Buell married musician Jim Wallenstein (of Vacationland) in Maine. It was a postcard perfect day as Bebe's daughter Liv Tyler posed with Jim and Bebe and Bebe's mom Dorothea Johnson.

Aug 25 – Supermodel, SuperRocker, Supermom Bebe Buell married musician Jim Wallenstein (of Vacationland) in Maine. It was a postcard perfect day as Bebe’s daughter Liv Tyler posed with Jim and Bebe and Bebe’s mom Dorothea Johnson.

Liv Tyler, Jim Wallenstein, Bebe Buell, and Dorothea Johnson in Maine on August 25, 2002. © 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

Sept.9 - The fantasticly exciting Toilet Boys opened for Nina Hagan at Webster Hall in New York. Debbie Harry came to see them and posed for this backstage photo with them.

Toilet Boys, & Debbie Harry, NYC, - 2002
Sept.9 - The fantasticly exciting Toilet Boys opened for Nina Hagan at Webster Hall in New York. Debbie Harry came to see them and posed for this backstage photo with them.
Sept.9 – The fantasticly exciting Toilet Boys opened for Nina Hagan at Webster Hall in New York. Debbie Harry came to see them and posed for this backstage photo with them.

Toilet Boys with Debbie Harry at Webster Hall in New York City on September 9, 2002. © 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

Sept 17 - I was in Paris and got to see Oasis at the Zenith theater. All of their Paris shows in the last few years had been cancelled for one reason or another and the crowd was cheering from the start of the show because they were so happy to finally get to see the band. Oasis didn't disapoint them and played a really rockin' set.

Sept 17 – I was in Paris and got to see Oasis at the Zenith theater. All of their Paris shows in the last few years had been cancelled for one reason or another and the crowd was cheering from the start of the show because they were so happy to finally get to see the band. Oasis didn’t disapoint them and played a really rockin’ set.

Oasis performing at the Zenith Theater in Paris, France on September 17, 2002. © 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

After the Oasis show in Paris, Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer share a drink and wish all their fans "Cheers and bon soir!"

Noel Gallagher, & Gem Archer, Paris, - 2002
After the Oasis show in Paris, Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer share a drink and wish all their fans "Cheers and bon soir!"
After the Oasis show in Paris, Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer share a drink and wish all their fans “Cheers and bon soir!”

Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer in Paris, France on September 17, 2002. © 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

This summer my son Kris Gruen recorded a CD of songs he's written. Called "Leaving Light" it was produced by his friend Brett Jazzy in New York. Kris is currently performing in Vermont where he lives and is looking for a distribution deal.

This summer my son Kris Gruen recorded a CD of songs he’s written. Called “Leaving Light” it was produced by his friend Brett Jazzy in New York. Kris is currently performing in Vermont where he lives and is looking for a distribution deal.

Kris Gruen and Brett Jazzy in New York City on September 11, 2002. © 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

These two, Bill Wetzel and Liz Barry, have been seen sitting by the sidewalks around New York City with this sign. It is their art to try to help people communicate with each other. If you see them, talk to them, and maybe you'll be inspired to talk to other people as well.

These two, Bill Wetzel and Liz Barry, have been seen sitting by the sidewalks around New York City with this sign. It is their art to try to help people communicate with each other. If you see them, talk to them, and maybe you’ll be inspired to talk to other people as well.

Bill Wetzel and Liz Barry in New York City on September 5, 2002. © 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