Legendary photographer Bob Gruen takes you behind the scenes in new book

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Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and connected photographers in rock and roll. For more than 50 years, he has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world’s attention. 

(L-R) David Johansen, Danny Fields, Earl McGrath, Joey Ramone of the Ramones, Arturo Vega and friends outside of CBGB’s, NYC. August 1977. © Bob Gruen

Bob has seen it all, lived the life, and he doesn’t hold back in this book.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer (Abrams Press; October 20, 2020; U.S. $32.50; Hardcover) is Gruen’s rst memoir of his winding, adventure-filled journey. He relives intimate visits to John and Yoko’s apartment in New York City; a cross-country road trip with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue; early days with Debbie Harry; being backstage with KISS, inside CBGB, and on the bus with the Sex Pistols during their ill-fated US tour—and that’s only a small sampling of the many encounters featured throughout the pages. 

(L-R) John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in front of plane in NY. July 24, 1973. © Bob Gruen

Bob catches those explosive, signature moments that every photographer hopes to get.

Debbie Harry

In wildly entertaining stories, many of them shared here for the first time, punctuated with iconic and never-before-published images, Gruen offers a unique window into the evolution of American music culture over the last five decades.  

About the Author

Bob Gruen is a world-renowned rock-and-roll photographer. For more than 50 years, his images have appeared around the world in every form imaginable. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York YearsRock SeenNew York Dolls, and Green Day: Photographs by Bob Gruen, among others. He lives in New York City. 

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