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Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known rock-and-roll photographers of all time. For 40 years his images have appeared worldwide in every form—from T-shirts to postage stamps. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years and New York Dolls. He lives in New York.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081099772X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810997721
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bob is one of the few rock photographers who was as much a member of the New York scene as he was a documentarian of it. His life's work collected in this book is simply astounding. To cruise through the pages of this book is to live the life of the New York rock scene as it was seen from the eyes of it's greatest historian. So many of these pictures have become cultural icons, from the John Lennon "New York City" photo, to KISS in suits, to Led Zeppelin in front of their plane, to Sid Vicious with a hot dog smeared all over his face, every image in this book is a classic. For lovers of rock, and for music fans worldwide, buy this book, it's really great!
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What a fantastic collection of photographs of some of the great stars of rock. They are truly legends in the music world. They don't make them like that anymore. The photos of Ike & Tina were awsome. I remember seeing them perform in their heyday over 40 years ago back in San Francisco and Milwaukee. A wonderful publication for anyone's library.
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A pictorial history of Rock and Roll through the lens of Bob Gruen, who has seen it all. Great photos, captures the heart and soul of rock, amazing book.
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While the photos are good, there aren't as many rockers featured as I expected. I like the idea of the "behind the scene" photos and appreciate Bob Gruen's talent. I just can't believe there are so few rockers shown. It becomes repetitious quickly. I wanted to give this as a gift, but will keep it myself because I do like the photos and don't think it's as good of a gift book as expected.
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Wow WOw WOW!!!

These photographs capture so vividly the NYC street and club scene way back when.

Page by page, photo by photo was a gem to behold and to explore.

Thanks Bob for the great work!!!
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Without a doubt Bob Gruen is rock music's best photographer. The combination of knowing when to take the picture and his ability to move comfortably among the artists at the right time and the right place makes every photo in this book a masterpiece. It helps if you have a love for the New York music scene that exploded through CBGBs and Max's Kansas City in the seventies, other wise you might not be that thrilled about fabulous shots of the Heartbreakers, Dictators and the Dead Boys. Still, there are plenty of stunning photos of the Stones, Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Lennon, etc., etc. for you to revel in. Many pictures were posed, but the best are the candid moments preserved forever when the stars let Bob catch them off guard. This book belongs in your home.
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Rock and Roll will never die! Especially with the photos in this book. I really like the way Bob took pictures without setting them up. You can tell and you really feel the emotion and almost as if you were there.
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There are so many (picture) books that describe the infinitely holy gospel of Rock n Roll,
however there is currently only one genuine original photographer, who catch
all prophets in his lens, and that's Bob Gruen, What a great book and very nice pictures.
Thx for sharing !

Gabba Hey Makes Us Wanna Go !
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