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RIP John Lennon @johnlennonofficial Today, December 8th, marks the 35th Anniversary of his death.. 🌹 This photo was taken on a rooftop I’m NYC in 1974 by Bob Gruen @bob_gruen
Peace & Love ✌️❤️🎵
#johnlennon #ripjohnlennon #bobgruen #nyc #newyorkcity #beatles #thebeatles #rockandroll #music #musichistory #icon #muse #styleicon #rocknroll #blendergallery (at Blender Gallery)

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Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 - October 27, 2013) & Barbara Hodes, The Bottom Line, New York City, 1974. Photo by Bob Gruen. Lou Reed created some of the greatest music ever made and, as one of the pioneers of Glam Rock, he was among the artists that made queer cool. During college, Reed was subjected to electroconvulsive (i.e., shock) therapy because, as he later explained, “that’s what was recommended … to discourage homosexual feelings.” In the 1970s, inspired by his experiences with Andy Warhol’s Factory and by his lover, Rachel, a transwoman of color, Reed brought visibility to the unique beauties of the queer community. His 1972 album, “Transformer,” included “Walk on the Wild Side,” the verses of which describe the experiences of LGBT icons and pioneers Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Joe Dallesandro, and Joe “Sugar Plum Fairy” Campbell (whose former partner, Harvey Milk, moved from New York to San Francisco in 1969). “Make Up,” also on “Transformer,” includes the chorus: “Now we’re comin’ out / Out of our closets / Out on the streets / Yeah, we’re comin’ out.” Reed, who died in 2013, would turn seventy-four today. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #gay #bi #lesbian #trans #pride #bobgruen #loureed #toosoongone #werecominout (at The Bottom Line (venue))

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Happy 72nd Birthday to legendary guitarist and Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page! 🎉🎸 @jimmypage @ledzeppelin Here’s Jimmy playing his double neck Gibson guitar onstage at MSG in 1975 📷 by Bob Gruen 🙌 ZING! ✌️❤️🎵 #jimmypage #bobgruen #ledzeppelin #doubleguitar #gibson #rockandroll #musichistory #styleicon #muse #music #guitar #legend #icon #photography #blackandwhite #musicphotography #stairwaytoheaven #wholelottalove #rocknroll #blendergallery (at Blender Gallery)

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Hola Friday!! Here’s a bit of Debbie & Iggy to get your weekend rockin’ 🍻
“I took this in Toronto in 1977. I’d known Debbie Harry for a couple of years. I remember the first time I got a call telling me to go and take pictures of a band called Blondie because the singer was an unbelievably beautiful girl and they were going to be big. Blondie were opening for Iggy Pop on their first major national tour.
When they were getting ready before the first show, Iggy Pop came in to say hello. I saw Iggy and Debbie talking, so I asked: "Can I get a picture of you two together?” We stepped into a bathroom by the dressing room. Instead of just standing there, he put his arm round her, feeling her up; she started licking his chest. A great music picture is all about attitude – and Debbie and Iggy have pure attitude. They just look cool.“ - Bob Gruen #DebbieHarry #iggypop #blondie #bobgruen #stooges #rockandroll #punk #pink #1977 #music #photography #backstage #icons #style #rocknroll #blendergallery (at Blender Gallery)

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The GOASTT
Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl
@ Bob Gruen
#charlottekempmuhl #seanlennon #thegoastt #goastt #seanonolennon #kempmuhl #charlottekemp #theghostofasabertoothtiger #ghostofasabertoothtiger #fashion #style #musicians #cute #bobgruen #chimeramusic

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Monday Muse…. John Lennon & Yoko Ono with their newborn son Sean in 1975 by Bob Gruen ✌️❤️ @sean_ono_lennon @yokoonoofficial @johnlennonofficial @bob_gruen #johnlennon #yokoono #seanlennon #family #love #muse #bobgruen #imaginepeace #inspiration #perfection #blackandwhite #photography #music #rockandroll #yoko #beatles #thebeatles #rocknroll #blendergallery

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Humbled to be asked + happy to have finished this 3x3’ piece of #joestrummer, for my friends the Reizuch family. specifically a gift from @sreizuch to @andrewreizuch // collage Xerox’d original photo by legendary @bob_gruen + aerosol and print techniques on self constructed, cradled birch panel / #pastelife #collage #art #street #artoninstagram #theclash #uk #nyc #bobgruen / @bobgruen01 (at X is the Weapon HQ)

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Happy Birthday to the legend that is Joe Strummer.. singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Clash.. Joe would’ve been 63 today.. We love this photo taken at the Top of The Rock (Rockefeller Center), NYC in June 1981 by Bob Gruen 😎💪 #joestrummer #theclash #bobgruen #topoftherock #nyc #rockefellercenter #punk #rockandroll #blackandwhite #photography #music #muse #styleicon #clash #londoncalling #style #classic #newyork #sydney #rocknroll #blendergallery (at Blender Gallery)

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