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February 28, 2017

60 Rare and Stunning Black and White Photographs of 1970s Rock Stars Taken by Bob Gruen

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, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to 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 this lavish monograph, Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career, with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Featuring such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and more, here's a collection of 60 rare and stunning black and white photographs of Rock stars taken by Bob Gruen during the 1970s.

Keith Richards and Tina Turner, NYC, 1983

David Bowie, 1972

Alice Cooper and Liza Minnelli, NYC, 1973

Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali, NYC, 1973

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, NYC, 1980

Michael Jackson, 1977

Elton John, 1970

Elton John and Bernie Taupin, 1971

Iggy Pop, 1977

Mick Jagger, 1972

Clash and Bo Diddley, Cleveland, 1979

Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger Palladium, NYC, 1978

Paul Stanley, Tokyo, Japan, 1977

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, 1978

Keith Moon and Leslie West,1974

Ike and Tina Turner, NYC, 1971

Ramones, NYC, 1975

Johnny Rotten, Atlanta, 1978

Sid Vicious, Baton Rouge 1978

Steven Tyler, London, England, 1976

Kiss, NYC, 1974

Keith Richards, NYC, 1993

John Lennon and Sean Lennon, NYC, 1975

Iggy Pop, Los Angeles, 1974

Tina Turner, Paris, France, 1984

Joe Strummer, USA Tour, 1980

Stilettos, NYC, 1974

Paul Simonon and Debbie Chronic, USA Tour, 1980

Queen, Memphis, 1974

Sex Pistols, Luxembourg, 1977

Bob Dylan, NYC, 1974

Frank Zappa, NYC, 1975

John Lennon, Yoko, and Mick Jagger, NYC, 1972

David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Roberta Flack, NYC, 1975

Debbie Harry, Boston, MA, 1977

Blondie, Toronto, 1977

Elton John

Ramones, NYC, 1975

Freddie Mercury, NYC, 1976

Rod Stewart, NYC, 1974

Aerosmith, NYC 1973

Tina Turner, Elton John, Ann Margret, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend, 1975

Iggy Pop, Cyrinda Fox, David Bowie and Lisa Robinson, NYC, 1977

Sabel Starr with Kim Fowley, 1973

Joey Ramone, Linda Stein, David Bowie, Dee Dee and Vera Ramone, 1978

David Byrne and Andy Warhol, 1978

New York Dolls’ Johnny Thunder and David Johansen, 1973

Kiss, New Jersey, 1974

Alice Cooper, John Lennon and May Pang NYC, 1974

John Cale, Lou Reed and Andy Warhol, NYC, 1976

Joan Jett, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, Philadelphia, 1978

Ace Frehley, Japan, 1978

Led Zeppelin, NYC, 1973

Elton John and Stevie Wonder, Starship Airplane 1973

Johnny Thunders, Sable Starr and Iggy Pop, 1977

Runaways, Long Island, NY 1976

Joan Jett, Sunset Marquis, 1978

Elton John and John Lennon, 1974

New York Dolls, NYC, 1974

Queen, NYC, 1977


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