George Harrison, Apple Corps offices, London, 1968
My book, “The Rolling Stone Years” is one year young this month. And what a year it has been, with a book tour that took me to cities and countries far and wide, from Russia and Australia, to the UK and the Netherlands, from NYC to LA to San Francisco to Kansas to Tucson to Austin and beyond.
To commemorate this exciting year, as a birthday gift from me to you, my favorite photo of George Harrison is now available to visitors to my website, but only through the end of August 2012.
The photograph is an absolutely gorgeous 11×14 inch pigment print produced by my friend, master printer, Tony Bonanno of Santa Fe. But wait, there’s more! With each signed-by-me print, you will also receive this limited edition “Rolling Stone Years” tee-shirt. Believe it or not, the cost of the iconic George Harrison print and the tee is only $250, and shipping is free ONLY to addresses within the continental United States. International orders will be charged US $50 for shipping.
Birthdays only happen once a year, so come on and celebrate this one with us.
Payment is easiest using the “Buy Now” button from PayPal on the Fotobaron website.
“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!
As the Spanish leg of the Cosmic World Book Tour continues, Baron has been out raving.
“The audio visual presentation at Ibiza Rocks House at Pike’s was delightfully successful. Most people had no idea what the images were going to be about or what stories I would tell. Afterwards a bunch of us went to Pacha’s, one of the better clubs in the remarkable Ibiza club scene. Appropriately enough, it was ‘Flower Power Night,’ with party-goers dressed in sixties garb accompanied by music from those memorable days. I could have danced all night…but I didn’t…
My only question now: what took me so long to ‘discover’ Ibiza…???”
A slightly jet-lagged Baron sent in this report from Day 1 of the Cosmic World Book Tour, Spanish leg.
“Really loving the view from the balcony of my room. Had coffee with a Jamón ibérico & cheese sandwich down there. Weather and people watching are both wonderful.” Baron was interviewed by El Pais today -we’ll update as soon as it’s online.
Baron is looking forward to presenting at MADRIDFOTO 4 International Contemporary Photography Fair, Matadero Madrid, June 7 – 10th, 2012.
Baron’s photographs will be with the Duncan Miller Gallery in an exhibition of photographs of American musicians and other icons.
Baron will also be signing books and will be giving his now-famous audio-visual presentation for the United States Ambassador to Spain – as you can see, a VIA – very important audience! Nos vemos en España!
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.”
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.
L to R: Berry Oakley, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe Johanson, Gregg Allman, Phil Walden
Baron recently received a phone call from a picture editor asking about his 1969 panoramic photograph of the Allman Brothers in a Macon, Georgia, recording studio. In March of that year while on assignment for Rolling Stone, Baron had indeed photographed the band during its first week of rehearsals together as the six piece group that manager/promoter Phil Walden helped launch. But Baron didn’t even have a panoramic camera at the time. It turned out that Phil Walden had created his own ‘panoramic’ by framing together the two prints Baron had given him. In March 2012, more than forty years later, this rendition of the Allman Brothers panoramic photo was created, a very limited edition, historically significant, print which you now have the opportunity to own.
Editions are available as follows:
24×16 inches, edition of 75
44×24 inches, edition of 15
Click here to inquire.