Our tenth and FINAL featured musician for our 10 Great Weeks + 10 Great Musicians + Giveaways Galore offer is none other than the “Pearl” of classic rock…Janis Joplin!
Choose any size print (11×14, 16×20, 20×24) of any of Baron’s photographs of Janis or Big Brother & The Holding Company from The Rolling Stone Years book and choose TWO of our five giveaways as a value-added bonus.
- Janis Joplin Waverly Press book, signed and numbered ($45 value)
- Groupies Waverly Press book, signed and numbered ($40 value)
- The Rolling Stone Covers book, signed ($30 value)
- The Rolling Stone Years black t-shirt in your size (S, M, L, XL, XXL) ($25 value)
- Baron Wolman’s Classic Rock postcard book, signed ($15 value)
Remember, this is the FINAL WEEK of our giveaway offer. You have one week only to purchase a print of Janis Joplin or Big Brother (from the book) AND receive not one, but TWO of the free giveaways! What’s more, you get FREE SHIPPING to any destination within the continental U.S.
Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by…
“Get it while you can…!”
“I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.” A very limited edition of fifty (50) gorgeous 13×19 inch fine art poster prints will be unveiled at the Rock Art Show in Chicago this weekend. The print is exclusive to the Rock Art Show and is reasonably priced at $75. The subject must remain a secret or there will be a rush on the prints. I can tell you this, however. 11×14 inch pigments prints of this photo of Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company will also be available, a poignant shot taken late in 1967, in a small park in Marin County, around the time we started Rolling Stone and before Janis and the band had become super stars. Hope to see y’all there…
I’m headed to the Windy City next weekend to appear at my friend, Scott Segelbaum’s, “Rock Art Show.” The collection of art of and by famous rock and rollers is sponsored by WLS-FM, “The Station That Grew Up With You.” You must come see the hundreds of pieces on display, an amazing assemblage of unique, colorful, collectable and affordable rock and roll art.
I’ll be on hand most of the time; be sure to stop by and say hello. We will have copies for sale of my new book, “The Rolling Stone Years,” which I will gladly autograph for you, as well as two spectacular new prints on display that I’ve never exhibited, this one of a smiling and happy Janis Joplin, the other of Janis with Big Brother & The Holding Company playing outdoors in a small park in Marin County, both from 1967, the year we started Rolling Stone.
See you there!
Director of Development Donna Atkins, Curator of Education Abbie Edens, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kristen Miller Zohn, and Guest Curator Chris Murray with Baron’s photograph of Janis Joplin.
‘Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography’ just opened in Columbus, Georgia. Our friends at Govinda Gallery “…have been working for several years developing this touring exhibition with the Columbus Museum. This exhibition represents much of our work championing significant photographs documenting rock & roll, hip hop, and blues music.”
Baron has photographs of Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger in the show and says “it is a really terrific and unpretentious exhibit which celebrates the power and quality of the images, an exhibit of which I’m very proud to be a part.” See Govinda for details.
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, San Francisco, 1968
“Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton sang at the Newport Folk Festival, one of our stops on our 1969 Festival tour. Janis (Joplin) always gave credit to Big Mama, explained how she had been hugely inspired by her, that she listened a lot to Big Mama’s music. Big Mama’s song ‘Ball And Chain’ became a Janis classic.”
Incidentally, Big Mama was also the first to make a hit of “Hound Dog.”
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.”
Big Brother & The Holding Company, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1968
Baron photographed Janis Joplin’s band Big Brother And The Holding Company as well as photographing her solo on a number of occasions – you can see why he loved hanging out with them. These group shots were taken at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1968. Janis had just come from the dentist – you can see her holding her face but not quite covering that big smile.