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Rock Seenby Robert Gruen
Synopses & Reviews
For 40 years, Bob Gruenand#8217;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/Maxand#8217;s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right timeand#8212;and heand#8217;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, and including an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie, this collection is a must-have for all fans of rock and roll.
Praise for Rock Seen:
and#8220;Rock Seen offers a disarmingly natural look at icons like Blondie and Cher before the era of the posed rock-star portrait kicked in.and#8221;
and#8220;Rock Seen . . . hits the high points on and off the stage in rockand#8217;s past four decades.and#8221;
and#8220;Go backstage with 40 yearsand#8217; worth of rock-and-roll images from the legendary lens of Bob Gruen, who was once John Lennonand#8217;s personal photographer. From over-the-top action shots of Elton Johnand#8217;s acrobatics to private pics of Lennon and Yoko in bed with baby Sean to boozy plane rides with the Sex Pistols, the glossy pages act as your VIP pass to the rock-star lifestyle youand#8217;ve dreamed of.and#8221;
and#8220;The official monograph of rock and rolland#8217;s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-have for all rock fans.and#8221;
and#8220;Gruen had a front-row seat to the rise of many rock legends [from] Elton John to Green Day.and#8221;
and#8212;New York Post
and#8220;If you want to give the gift of great music photos, you honestly cannot do better than these thrilling images from Bob Gruenand#8217;s forty-year-long career as one of rockand#8217;s iconic photographersand#8221;and#160;
and#8220;It all came flooding back when I opened Bob Gruenand#8217;s beautiful new book, Rock Seen, a sparkling collage of live concert shots and portraits from the last forty years.and#8221;and#160;
Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of John Lennonandrsquo;s death and the 75th anniversary of his birth, this is an intimate album of photographs, most never published before, of Lennon in his last decade. A musical genius, an innovator, a peace activistandmdash;John Lennon was all these and more, and he continues to be revered years after his shocking murder in New York elevated him to mythic stature.
Bob Gruen first photographed Lennon in 1971 and became his personal photographer and close friend shortly thereafter. Over the course of the next nine years, Gruen would photograph him extensively. This book assembles the most revealing of those images, taken during Lennonandrsquo;s treasured years in New York, together with Gruenandrsquo;s reflections on the circumstances surrounding the photos, including Johnandrsquo;s relationship with Yoko, how he dealt with fame, and his experiences with fatherhood. The result is a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at John Lennon as a performer, a legend, and a person.
Danny Clinch has established himself as a premier photographer of the popular music scene, photographing a wide range of artandshy;ists from Johnny Cash and Tupac Shakur to Bjandouml;rk and Dave Matthews. His photos have appeared on hundreds of album covers, as well as in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker, and his ad campaigns for John Varvatos have adorned city streets and billboards.
This lavish monograph chronicles Danny Clinchandrsquo;s illustrious career with more than 200 photographs of the most important musicians of all time, along with his personal anecdotes and a written contribution by Bruce Springsteen. With images ranging from backstage shots at the Grammys to intimate candids, Still Moving is the ultimate gift for music lovers.
About the Author
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 formand#8212;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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