Photos: Iconic Shots of the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and More

Rolling Stone's first chief photographer, Baron Wolman, opens his vault

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Jimi Hendrix

In February of 1968, Jimi Hendrix came to San Francisco for his first gig at the legendary Fillmore auditorium. Wolman was there, and the result was one of the greatest rock and roll photos of all time. "I was onstage and the music was so loud I put Kleenex in my ears," Wolman says. "In order to get a great live shot of a band, you have to be completely in-tune with them -- if you see a photograph in your viewfinder, it's already too late. You have to anticipate their moves. I was so in touch with the band that night. I felt like I was playing my Nikon while they were playing their Fenders or their Gibsons."

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