Stop what you’re doing right now and buy a copy of Bob Gruen‘s brilliant new book Rock Seen.

As Debbie Harry notes in her introduction, the famed photographer has captured forty years of the greatest moments in rock & roll history.

For the weighty volume, published by Abrams, he curated his favorite images from a technicolor career.

Iconic rock & roll photographer Bob Gruen’s brilliant new book Rock Seen

His most famous pictures are of John Lennon in the now-iconic New York City t-shirt in 1974, but we like his many shots of The Clash best, beginning with this shot of the band from 1982 outside JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

They also appear on the cover of the book (below) performing in Boston in 1979.

Elsewhere you’ll find amazing pix of everyone from David Bowie to the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, along with Gruen’s pithy notes and anecdotes.

When it comes to rock & roll, he has literally seen it all….