In July 1965, Bob Gruen was a kid with a camera, bluffing his way into getting a photo pass at the Newport Folk Festival, where Bob Dylan went from folk singer to rock star. Capturing great performers on film was all Gruen wanted to do, and many musicians—John Lennon, Tina Turner, Debbie Harry, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop—came to trust him as a friend. Along with iconic photos, he has some great stories (he once had everyone on a band bus so enthralled, the driver missed a turn and they went 100 miles out of their way—and no one minded). Here Gruen gives us a close-up, you-are-there history of five decades of rock, revealing some of the world's most famous stars as real people. "Bob is the most rock-and-roll guy I know. He has seen it all, lived the life, and he doesn't hold back in this book."—Billie Joe Armstrong
Right Place Right Time
Author: Bob Gruen, with Dave Thompson.