View from the audience, The Rolling Stones, Day On The Green, Oakland Coliseum, CA, 1978.
On photographing the Stones at Day On The Green, Baron says in the book “The ‘big lips’ that comprised the set of the July 1978 concert were allegedly a birthday present from Bill (Graham) to the Stones, to Jagger, in particular. Mick was born on July 26, the date of the concert.For the record, this was the line-up for the day: Peter Tosh, Eddie Money, Santana, and The Rolling Stones. Not a bad afternoon of music. Ticket price: $12.50…!!!”
At Gallery 270 this past weekend there was such a great turnout that we completely sold out of the books we’d brought along for signing! Baron’s adoring public have wiped him out!
You can still get yours, either one of our limited editions or the regular hard cover. Get a T shirt too while you’re at it – we’ll post your photos of you in the T here in the blog.
The Fotobaron, Gallery 270, Westwood, NJ © Olivia Taubner
Baron was live on CNN, Tuesday August 2nd, to talk about the book. Click the pic to watch the clip.
Update: Just in, some stills from photographer Anna Webber, a friend of Baron’s who was assigned to shoot him around New York.
The Fotobaron, CNN American Morning © Anna Webber
Smoke bomb found on stage after the show, The Who, San Francisco, 1967
Baron is blowing up! News is just in from Amazon that the book has leaped 20,000 places up the ranks over night; it is also now #1 in Photojournalism, #1 in Portraits.
You can buy one of unlimited regular edition hardbacks, a beauty in itself; or you may want to treat yourself to one of a premium or limited edition copy (comes with a print). All available here.
We also encourage to you to get the T shirt, take a rockin’ photo of yourself and let us know – we’ll put you here in the blog!
Janis Joplin, Belvedere Street Studio, San Francisco, 1968
“I needed to get some color shots of Janis, but there were no concerts scheduled so she came to the studio… I don’t know what goes on in the head of performers; maybe they either perform or they don’t perform… As I recall Janis could not “not” perform, so for an hour she gave me the gift of a Janis Joplin live performance. I call it “The Concert For One.” I was taking pictures and she was singing just for me alone.”
Here’s a shot of Baron at the EMP Museum, with his host Chris Maresca. The Museum hosted a visit and book signing this past weekend. “Great visit to a great place – a ‘must see’ for people coming to and living in Seattle.”
Despite the current state of News International, the London Times is still a very prestigious organ so I’m thrilled they ran this double page spread about the book, just in time for its general release today, August 1st. The article is interesting but cheeky, something the Brit writers do well.