Right Place, Right Time The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer
  • Imprint: Abrams Press
  • Publication Date: October 20, 2020
  • Price: $26.43
  • ISBN: 978-1-64700-013-4
  • EAN: 9781647000134
  • Page Count: 400
  • Illustrations: 75 black-and-white and color photographs
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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An action-packed memoir that takes readers on the road with rock and roll’s hardest-working photographer

Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and connected photographers in rock and roll. For almost 50 years, he has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world’s attention. Right Place, Right Time is Gruen’s first written account of his winding, adventure-filled journey. He takes us on visits to John and Yoko’s apartment, on a cross-country road trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band, to Glasgow with Debbie Harry, backstage with KISS, inside CBGB, and on the bus as he swaps steel-toed boots with Sid Vicious. In wildly entertaining stories and iconic images, Gruen gives the reader a unique window into the evolution of American music culture over the last five decades.


“There are a number of takeaways for aspiring rock chroniclers. Better yet, there’s a constant sense of awe that he’s walked among gods and goddesses for so long.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Rock fans will devour this narrative and find its “you are there” style eminently palpable."
Library Journal

About the author

Bob Gruen is a world-renowned rock and roll photographer. For almost 50 years, his images have appeared around the world in every form imaginable. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years, Rock Seen, New York Dolls, and Green Day: Photographs by Bob Gruen, among others. He lives in New York City.