Richard Brautigan, San Francisco, 1968
‘Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan’ is out now at a retailer near you. Baron photographed Brautigan in 1968 and in ‘The Rolling Stone Years‘ book Baron talks about how he “turned him (Jann Wenner) on to a poet named Richard Brautigan. “Jann, he’s writing this terrific poetry, kind of a hippie poet in a way but not really and I’ve got these great pictures of him.” Eventually Brautigan produced a poem in each issue; for a while he became the Rolling Stone poet laureate.”
Levon Helm and Rick Danko, The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, 1969 © Baron Wolman
The death of Levon Helm was a sad loss; cancer has taken too many luminaries this year.
In The Rolling Stone Years book, Baron talks about photographing at Winterland in 1969:
“When I photographed The Band in performance on Winterland’s big stage it was virtually impossible to get the entire group into a single frame. I tried from a variety of angles but somehow the five of them were never arranged in such a way that I could fit them all into a good photo at one time. At the larger venues live photography presented considerable challenges, much different from shooting at the smaller clubs.”
Jimmy Page’s “heavy artillery,” Led Zeppelin, Day On The Green, Oakland Coliseum, CA, 1977
“I myself didn’t realize that this line-up of guitars belonged to the illustrious guitarist Jimmy Page. Embarrassingly, I didn’t even know that much about Led Zeppelin when I photographed them. I simply liked that they were a hugely photogenic band; to me that counted for a lot.” Baron Wolman, The Rolling Stone Years.
This brilliant color photograph of Jimmy Page’s guitars on-stage in 1977 is newly available, strictly limited in an edition of 50 prints. Each 16″ x 20″ fine art photographic print is individually numbered and has been hand-signed by both Jimmy Page and Baron Wolman!
Head over to Jimmypage.com for more details on owning one of these limited edition, highly collectible photographs.
© Dave Brolan
The cover of the Brazil edition of Rolling Stone Magazine, featuring Baron Wolman’s book, the ‘Rolling Stone Years: Every Picture Tells a Story.’ This photograph of Jimi Hendrix is the perfect archetype.
The magazine cover includes the photo of Mick Jagger on the set of ‘Performance’ in London, 1969; a photo of Jim Morrison taken in 1967 in San Francisco; Janis Joplin at her ‘Concert for One’ held in Baron’s studio; the classic Pete Townshend photo – Baron paid tribute to Pete when Baron received his Classic Rock VIP Award last year; plus Bob Dylan, and Jimmy Page. All these photographs are in the book, and prints are available.