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Bob Gruen– Photo of John Lennon

Gruen (born 1945, age 73) is an American author and photographer known for his rock 'n' roll photographs. Gruen has appeared in films.



Gruen was born in New York City. He began photographing rock stars with Bob Dylan and served as John Lennon's personal photographer during his time in New York City. Gruen is best known for his photograph of Lennon wearing a New York City Tshirt. Other notable celebrities and rock bands photographed by Gruen include the New York Dolls, The Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Courtney Love and Green Day.