Classic Rock Award

Baron Wolman pre-camera-smashing, with Ross Halfin (l) and Gene Simmons © Horie Kazuy

We are unbelievably proud to announce that Baron Wolman received a VIP Award at Classic Rock Mag’s annual ceremony tonight. Baron received his award from fellow rock photographer and old pal, Ross Halfin.

According to Dave Brolan, with whom Baron has had a wonderful long working friendship, in his acceptance speech Baron said he couldn’t understand how Pete could smash his guitar, but saw how great he looked and that he’s always wanted to do it. So he threw a camera onto the stage and it smashed… the place went wild, Pete came over and said “Well done!” and that he’d always liked his photos. They hugged & posed for pictures.  This is how rock history is made!

Round-up of the winners on the BBC.

Baron Wolman with Pete Townshend, Classic Rock Awards, London, November 8, 2011 © Ross Halfin