Photographer Bob Gruen Shares Stories Behind His Photos of John Lennon, the Clash, Blondie and More -- Photosynthesis
For more than 40 years, photographer Bob Gruen has documented rock 'n' roll, in the process creating some of the most iconic images in modern music history. In particular, the New York City music scene of the 1970s that produced the New York Dolls, the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith and many others was a specialty of Gruen's. But so was John Lennon. And the Rolling Stones. And Led Zeppelin. And the Clash. And many more.
Gruen's unique eye and comfortable relationship with many of the artists he has photographed result in a breathtaking collection of more than 500 images that runs the gamut from clubs, arena, tour buses, backstage and everything in between. Recently, Gruen gave Spinner the stories behind some of his most prized images that appear in his new book, 'Rock Seen.' Check out the gallery below for these amazing photos and Gruen's words.