Get It While You Can!

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.

The Giveaways:

  • 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…!”

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Are You Experienced?

Give yourself a once-in-a-lifetime experience and get your very own print of none other than the icon of rock ‘n’ roll himself…Jimi Hendrix!

Hendrix is our sixth featured musician in our our 10 Great Weeks + 10 Great Musicians + Giveaways Galore offer. Choose any size print (11×14, 16×20, 20×24) of any of Baron’s photographs of Jimi from The Rolling Stone Years book and choose TWO of our five giveaways as a value-added bonus. Click here to view the images of Jimi from the book.

The Giveaways:

  • 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, you have only 1 week to purchase a print of Jimi Hendrix (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. Click here or more info. about this offer.

“Music is my religion…” — Jimi Hendrix

Make music your religion…and buy a print!

Jimi Hendrix Baron Wolman

“Listening to You, I Get the Music”

Announcing the featured band for Week 5 of our 10 Great Weeks + 10 Great Musicians + Giveaways Galore Offer.

Who other than….The Who!

We are half way through our ten week campaign and since you probably already know the amazing deal we’re offering, we’ll spare you all the nitty-gritty details this week. But…if you don’t know about our Giveaways Galore offer, you should definitely check it all out here.

“Listening to you, I get the music.
Gazing at you, I get the heat.
Following you, I climb the mountain,
I get excitement at your feet.”

We’re truly excited to be giving away so many bonuses in this great offer! Share in the excitement and buy a print!

Pete Townshend The Who Baron Wolman

“Put Your Money Where Your Love Is!”

Announcing the featured band for Week 3 of our 10 Great Weeks + 10 Great Musicians + Giveaways Galore Offer. Here’s a clue:

“Their music touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.” — Lenny Kaye

You guessed it…Grateful Dead!

Choose any size print (11×14, 16×20, 20×24) of any of Baron’s photographs of Grateful Dead from The Rolling Stone Years book and choose TWO of our five giveaways as a value-added bonus. Click here to view the images from the book.

The Giveaways:

  • 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, you have only 1 week to purchase a print of Grateful Dead (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. Click here for more info. about this offer.

This deal won’t be around forever.

“Such a long long time to be gone, and a short time to be there.”
— Grateful Dead, “Box of Rain”

Jerry Garcia Baron Wolman

A Birthday Gift from Me to You!

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.

It’s Classified!

“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…

 

There’s Nothing Like a Dose of Luxury

Baron filed his final update from Spain. I asked if the hotel was paying him to speak so highly of them, Baron said “absolutely not” and added that he would be happy to partake again of their hospitality whenever they ask!

“I arrived at the St. Regis Mardavall Resort weakened and nursing a bad case of stomach flu; I could not have chosen a better place in which to recuperate. My room itself was an oasis of peace and tranquility, from the bed to the furnishings to the view. There is something to be said for luxury properties – higher rates result in noticeable quality everywhere. The construction and its materials, exterior and interior, are all superb, no little detail is overlooked. If my own five star hotel (as I call my home) were only so wonderful. I don’t often frequent international resort hotels; I am still learning to relax. But if this is an example of how to unwind, it’s clear I’ve been missing something. For the most part, the staff at the Mardavall is multi-lingual; no worry that a guest’s request will be misunderstood. How can it be that everybody here seems to be so happy and welcoming, enjoying their opportunity to be of service? Service has long seemed to be a dying art, much less service with a smile.

I was a guest of the hotel for the opening of an improbable but unique rock & roll photo show in which some of my work was displayed. The thinking was that the guests of the Mardavall who can now afford a rather lavish vacation are also those for whom rock music was a part of their younger lives. These folks might well respond emotionally to such a terrific collection of quality and often historically important music images, and, in fact, might also want to bring one home with them as an unexpected memento of their 2012 holiday on Mallorca. Thanks to Mark Robinow for making it all happen.”

All images © Baron Wolman

Levon Helm

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.”

The Allman Brothers Are Born

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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.

Big Mama Thornton

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.”