Through the 70s, working as chief photographer for Rock Scene magazine, Gruen had become designated lens to the decade's most celebrated acts including the Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Ike and Tina Turner. He was John and Yoko's personal photographer after they came to New York in 1972 and had toured with the Ramones, Blondie and Patti Smith. When he met the Clash, however, a unique synergy of mutual respect and musical passion was established, leading to six years of documenting the globally worshipped band's adventures. As a fan and friend, across multiple tours, Gruen took the stunning rock'n'roll shots compiled in this book. Whether Strummer, Jones, Simenon and Heddon were rocking out on stage, meeting Debbie Harry and Warhol, or posing at top of the World Trade Centre, Gruen was there, up close with his genius for iconic framing. The images born of this ideal marriage of classic band and definitive photographer will strike a major chord with all fans of rock'n'roll, from Elvis to Limp Bizkit.
2004 edition, Vision press version softcover. Good condition, some wear to cover. Black and red ink remainder marks on bottom of the book block.Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vision 2004
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 13 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds