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 →
New York Dolls, CA – 1973C-52 New York Dolls, CA – 1973C-267 Johnny Thunders & David Johansen, CA – 1973R-342 New York Dolls, NYC – 1972R-509 Johnny Thunders, CA – 1973R-359 New York Dolls, CA – 1973C-117 New York Dolls, CA – 1973C-92 New York Dolls, CA – 1973R-122 New York Dolls, NYC – 1974R-348 Johnny Thunders & Sable Starr, NYC – 1974R-360 New York Dolls, CA – 1974R-224 New York Dolls, NY – 1975C-54 Syl Sylvain & David Johansen,… read more →
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 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 →
“The NY Dolls played a sensational comeback show! They’ve never played better! The Kings of New York!” So said the rave reviews in the London papers after their first show in almost 30 years. They played at the Meltdown Festival in London at the Royal Festival Hall. This years festival was curated by Morrissey and he called the NY Dolls and asked them the play and in a big surprise move, they agreed!. It was a fantastic night. The Dolls… read more →