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.”