Debbie Harry, NYC – 1977R-484 David Johansen, Danny Fields, Earl McGrath, Joey Ramone & Arturo Vega, NYC – 1977R-230 Danny Fields, Joey Ramone & David Johansen, NYC – 1977R-460 Stilettos, NYC – 1974R-259 Television, NYC – 1976C-311 Ramones, NYC – 1976C-64 David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone & Andy Paley, NYC – 1977R-229 Suicide, NYC – 1977R-263 Debbie Harry, NYC – 1977R-419 Talking Heads, NYC – 1977C-149 AC/DC, NYC – 1977R-322 Sic Fucks, NYC – 1977R-521 Debbie Harry, NYC… read more →
Ramones, NYC – 1979R-376 Ramones, NY – 1975C-21 Ramones, NYC – 1975C-161 Ramones, NYC – 1976C-159 Ramones, NYC – 1976C-64 David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone & Andy Paley, NYC – 1977R-229 Robert Gordon, Tommy Dean, Bruce Springsteen & Dee Dee Ramone, NYC – 1977R-443 Dee Dee Ramone, PA – 1978R-269 Joey Ramone & Debbie Harry, PA – 1978R-405 Joey Ramone, NYC – 1979R-363 Ramones, NYC – 1979R-407 Debbie Harry & Joey Ramone, NYC – 1987C-20 Dee Dee King,… read more →
Patti Smith, NYC – 1976Patti Smith is a very intense performer and in this shot I got a view of Patti with the audience in the background so you can see how they are reacting, cheering for her.R-225 Patti Smith, PA – 1978R-311 Patti Smith & Lou Reed, NYC – 1976R-425 David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tom Verlaine & John Cale, NYC – 1976R-257 The Patti Smith Group, NYC – 2006C-273
David Johansen, NYC – 1978R-112 David Johansen, NYC – 1978C-83 Syl Sylvain & David Johansen, NYC – 1976R-110 Mick Jagger & David Johansen, NYC – 1976R-415 David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone & Andy Paley, NYC – 1977R-229 David Johansen, Danny Fields, Earl McGrath, Joey Ramone & Arturo Vega, NYC – 1977R-230 Danny Fields, Arturo Vega, Joey Ramone & David Johansen, NYC – 1977R-460 David Johansen, NYC – 1978R-120 David Johansen, Susan Blonde, Bob Geldof & Andy Warhol, NYC… read more →
From my birthday party in the fall to a great exhibition opening in the Spring, it’s been a very good few months filled with great times: Billie Joe Armstrong and Debbie Harry, Lez Zeppelin, Patti Smith, The Sundance Festival (for skiing), then to LA to photograph Gene Simmons, and to Austin for SXSW and ending with an opening at Pop International Galleries with Jim Jarmusch and Allison Mosshart in New York…see below.
I had an amazing trip in June. Starting out with a week in Buenos Aires where my book ‘John Lennon: The New York Years’ was published in a Spanish edition and celebrated with a huge exhibition. (Click here to see an interview and images from my exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Gallery). Then I flew to Belgium where an exhibition of my photos opened at Fort Napoleon in Ostende (yes, a real fort built by Napoleon!). Then off for… read more →
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… read more →
I was asked to be on a panel about Rock Photography at the SXSW festival so I went to Austin for the first time this year. More than 2000 bands play there over 5 days, most of them more than once, so it’s a circus of music overload. If you see 10 shows a day you still miss 490! I managed to have a great time seeing mostly old friends and some new ones too.
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… read more →
CBGB was not just a place where some major bands broke out of, much more than that it was a very comfortable club. From the start CBGB had a high quality, high power sound system, where many budding musicians got to try out their songs for the first time, in a place with great sound. CBGB was always open, 7 days a week, with 7 or more bands a night for 32 years, and aside from the few dozen that… read more →