For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s identify has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early pictures on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas Metropolis scene to masking present stadium rockers akin to Inexperienced Day, Gruen has all the time been on the proper place on the proper time—and he’s all the time gotten the shot. On this lavish monograph, Gruen has curated his favourite pictures from his profession, with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. That includes such illustrious acts because the Conflict, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Intercourse Pistols, Ramones, and extra, and together with an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie, this assortment is a must have for all followers of rock and roll. Reward for Rock Seen: “Rock Seen presents a disarmingly pure take a look at icons like Blondie and Cher earlier than the period of the posed rock-star portrait kicked in.” —Leisure Weekly “Rock Seen . . . hits the excessive factors on and off the stage in rock’s previous 4 many years.” —USA At the moment “Go backstage with 40 years’ price of rock-and-roll photos from the legendary lens of Bob Gruen, who was as soon as John Lennon’s private photographer. From over-the-top motion pictures of Elton John’s acrobatics to personal pics of Lennon and Yoko in mattress with child Sean to boozy airplane rides with the Intercourse Pistols, the shiny pages act as your VIP go to the rock-star life-style you’ve dreamed of.” —Marie Claire “The official monograph of rock and roll’s most well-known photographer, Rock Seen is a must have for all rock followers.” —RollingStone.com “Gruen had a front-row seat to the rise of many rock legends [from] Elton John to Inexperienced Day.” —New York Submit “If you wish to give the present of nice music pictures, you actually can not do higher than these thrilling photos from Bob Gruen’s forty-year-long profession as certainly one of rock’s iconic photographers” —Inventive Loafing “All of it got here flooding again after I opened Bob Gruen’s lovely new guide, Rock Seen, a glowing collage of dwell live performance pictures and portraits from the final forty years.” —Irish Echo
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