BP Fallon in Bob Gruen’s new book Rock Seen
The Wailers, Westbeth Studios, NYC 2010.
BP Fallon, Electric Picnic Music And Arts Festival, Stradbally, Ireland 2009.
Ozzy Osbourne, John Lennon video tribute, NYC 2010.
The Sex Pistols, Roseland Ballroom, NYC 1996.
The Fugs Tuli Kupferberg & Ed Sanders, NYC 2003.
Ian Hunter & Robert Plant, Arthur Lee Benefit, Beacon Theater, NYC 2006 – which BP DJed.
Photography from & © Bob Gruen’s new book Rock Seen.
Oh, it’s simply a small photograph but it’s in there – BP Fallon at Electric Picnic in Ireland 2009.
“There’s something poetic in having your picture in between The Wailers and Ozzy Osbourne” notes BP.
Jimmy Page & BP Fallon on Starship 1973 by & © Bob Gruen
Fallon and Gruen first met in 1973 when Bob joined Led Zeppelin and their self-styled Entertainments Manager on the band’s private airliner Starship, flying with them from New York to a Zeppelin concert in Philadelphia and back.
They’ve been friends ever since – with BP DJing Bob’s famous birthday parties in New York and even bringing Bob over to MindField at Electric Picnic in Ireland for the esteemed Mr Gruen to give an illustrated talk on his illustrious life as a rock’n’roll photographer.
For your visual delectation and edification, some more shots from Bob Gruen’s stunning new book:
Led Zeppelin in front of Starship 1973 by & © Bob Gruen.
“Led Zeppelin and their airplane epitomize the excesses of the 70s” – BG
Elvis, New York Hilton press conference NYC 1972 by & © Bob Gruen
Debbie Harry NYC 1976 by & © Bob Gruen. Debbie writes the introduction to Bob’s book. “The car had been upside down on Sixth Avenue for several days when we walked by it, but Debbie made it her car wreck” – BG
The cover of Rock Seen: Paul Simenon & Joe Strummer of The Clash
by & © Bob Gruen
Buy Rock Seen by Bob Gruen here
And while we’re grooving on Gruen…
BP Fallon & His Bandits 2011 by Bob Gruen: Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar, BPF vox, Mark Stepro drums & Nigel Harrison bass
The musical collective Operation Juliet 2011 by Bob Gruen: Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar, Mark Stepro drums, BP Fallon vox, Teddy Purvay bass & Sean Lennon guitar
BP Fallon & Bob Gruen in Texas 2011 by Kate Jurkiewicz