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.
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”
So if YOU were in San Francisco and Baron Wolman was coming to town promote his book, wouldn’t YOU interview him at the site of Baron’s first-ever assignment for Rolling Stone and where he made his famous photograph of the Grateful Dead, the one he calls “Dead on the Steps?”
The Grateful Dead posting bail, San Francisco, 1967
My first story for Rolling Stone was the Grateful Dead bust. The Dead put on this great press conference held appropriately where they lived and where they had been arrested. The band members sat across a table from the media. Along with the microphones, which were arranged between the band was a great big bowl of whipped cream which is visible in the pictures and which they threatened to throw at the media if any of them asked a stupid question. If you read the first issue of Rolling Stone you understand the band was making the point: “Why are you busting us? If you busted everybody who smokes pot in San Francisco you’re going to have no lawyers, you’re going to have no doctors, and you’re going to have no professionals of any kind because everybody smokes.” The band was quite adamant about it, and they were right of course.
The Grateful Dead at home, 710 Ashbury, San Francisco, 1967
How prescient! Baron’s interview as seen on IMDB before the inception of this book. He talks about Jann Wenner and the very beginnings of Rolling Stone magazine. Baron’s first assignment was to photograph the Grateful Dead...