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An Interview with Rolling Stone’s First Chief Photographer

Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman

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"Those Dead shows in the park would draw few hundred people," Wolman says. "You could climb up on the back of the bandstand and could hang out with the band afterwards."

Baron Wolman

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Pink Floyd at the Casa Madrona Hotel. Sausalito, CA, Nov 11, 1967. "They were playing their first show at the Fillmore, and they were staying at a hotel in Sausalito," Wolman says "I just think it's a really classic photo of Pink Floyd."

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Photograph by Baron Wolman

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Legendary cartoonist R. Crumb, who designed posters for San Francisco shows in the late Sixties. "Bill Graham would hire all these great artists to do posters, and we were doing a story on them," Wolman says. "Crumb is as weird today as he was then."

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Miles Davis w/Red Ferrari, NYC 1969

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"I went to his house and did a bunch of portraits, and he says, 'Okay, Baron, you're out of shape. We're going boxing.'" Wolman says. "We climbed in his Ferrari and went speeding down West Side Highway. We stopped in a little park and I took some pictures. The leather pants he's wearing had a zipper right down the front of both legs. Very cool."

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