This is also a really great interview. Baron covers a variety of subjects, including how difficult it was to get to James Brown, and the consumption of mescalin by a musician before a gig…
Dole Fruit Cocktail, San Francisco, 1965 © Baron Wolman
There have been many, many interviews during the Cosmic World Tour. This searching conversation with David Brown at local station KUT took place before Baron’s appearance at the Texas Book Festival and is one of the most comprehensive yet. Covering many topics from being paid to shoot fruit before Rolling Stone, and how the magazine was the first publication for candid photographs of the musicians exploding at the time.
Baron was interviewed by Austin’s KVUE in advance of his appearance at the Texas Book Festival.
No time was wasted during the Australian leg of the Baron Wolman World Tour. Enjoy this intense interview with Noise11 about the early days of Rolling Stone Magazine and the incredible bands Baron photographed.
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This is super cool! Baron’s classic photograph of George Harrison at the Apple Corps offices, London, 1968, reading Dylan’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ is being used as THE image for the HBO documentaries website.
James Brown, San Francisco, 1970
“In 1970, I had to shoot a James Brown New Year’s Eve concert, that is, once I finally made it through his multiple layers of security. He had more security than I had ever seen; everybody checked me out, “What are you doing here? Does James know about this?” Big black guys made me very aware of being a small white guy. But once they approved you, once they brought you in with the “family,” they left you alone, you could shoot what you wanted, and you were golden.”