Bob Gruen's Rock Seen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bob Gruen talks about his 40-plus years of taking photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner to capturing the early CBGB and Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day. Rock Seen, includes favorite photographs from his career, with detailed captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, of the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and more.

© Bob Gruen /
John Lennon, 1974. From the book Rock Seen, by Bob Gruen.
© Bob Gruen /
Tina Turner, 1970. From the book Rock Seen, by Bob Gruen.
© Bob Gruen /
Led Zeppelin, 1973. From the book Rock Seen, by Bob Gruen.


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Comments [8]

GK from Morristown, NJ

DT is spot on about Ike Turner and condoning by Bob and Andy - Domestic Violence is about Power and Control - The horrific irony is a guy like Ike is one of us not an alien 'monster' we can recognize easily. Otherwise good interview.

Sep. 22 2011 10:59 PM
Dan Steely

destiny has it that had Mr Gruen not been Lennon's neighbor in the village his career may not have happened this way~ all you need is one person to help you. and who did Jim Marshall have ?

Sep. 22 2011 03:18 PM

100% disagree with DT - Leonard (and Brian L.) are both the cream of the crop, of course, but hey, Andy's doing excellently, too, and this interview was strong. Maybe nothing will please ol' DT today ...

Sep. 22 2011 01:56 PM
frank from Newark

Great show, I will be purchasing this wonderful book of rock photos.
DT go back to sleep.

Sep. 22 2011 01:22 PM
William from Manhattan

Is Bob Gruen related to Scissors Sisters' Del Marquis? (born Derek Gruen)

Sep. 22 2011 01:17 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

More Sex Pistols, Clash, less John Lennon, Ramones please

Sep. 22 2011 01:01 PM

Yeah, I've been hating Andy Borowitz's "substitution" for Leonard, but this discussion (Ike Turner wasn't responsible for his abusive behavior ("It was the coke!") has just been the worst. I'm totally done listening to this show until Mr. Lopate gets home. Good grief.

Sep. 22 2011 12:52 PM
Siouxan from Bronx

Loved Bob's New York Dolls book.

Sep. 22 2011 12:29 PM

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