The Official Monograph of Rock-and-Roll’s Most Famous Photographer
ROCK SEEN by Bob Gruen
“This book presents forty years of some of the greatest moments in rock-and-roll history.”
—from the introduction by DEBBIE HARRY
For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s always gotten the shot.
In Rock Seen (Abrams Books; September 2011; U.S. $45.00/Can. $52.00; ISBN: 978-0-8109-9772-1), Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career and paired them with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. This lavish monograph features such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and much more, and includes an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie. The official monograph of rock and roll’s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-have for all rock fans.
About the Author
Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known rock-and-roll photographers of all time. His iconic images including John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt (1974), Led Zeppelin standing in front of their airplane and Sid Vicious eating a hot dog (in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London) have appeared worldwide in every form—from magazine covers, posters, T-shirts and even postage stamps. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years and New York Dolls. He lives in New York and his official site is www.bobgruen.com