Photos: Iconic Shots of the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and MoreRolling Stone's first chief photographer, Baron Wolman, opens his vault
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Mick Jagger, 1968
“Baron wasn’t a hippie,” says Michael Lydon, an early editor at the magazine. “He was a regular guy, a serious professional photographer, and he knew how to be friendly and put people at ease. The unguarded expressions he got was because the musicians were looking at a nice guy who was just chatting with them. When you see B.B. King, you’re seeing the guy, not weirdness or distortion.” Before Wolman and his peers, “We knew the musicians,” says the photographer, “but we never saw pictures that reflected their humanity and what we knew about them and their lifestyles."