Even the most casual consumers of rock ‘n’ roll iconography have seen Bob Gruen’s iconic images. He’s shot album covers, photographs that ended up as posters and postcards, and portraits that come to be so associated with superstar musicians, they run in their obits. John Lennon’s New York City T-shirt. Led Zeppelin’s plane. That kind of thing.
New York’s Pop International Galleries will host 100 of Gruen’s photos in a show running April 4 through May 4, including many images that have influenced the way we perceive some of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest stars, from Lennon and Zep to CBGB icons like Debbie Harry and The Ramones. Flavorwire presents ten photos from the show in this gallery, which includes the aforementioned icons as well as The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, The Sex Pistols, Elton John, Joan Jett, New York Dolls, and Chuck Berry.