In conjunction with Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50th Anniversary, Gallery 270 is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Baron Wolman, its first chief photographer, responsible for 21 covers over 3 years, establishing photography as the legendary magazine’s graphic centerpiece from the outset.
With a solid reputation already established by work at the leading photography magazines Life and Look, the 30 year old photojournalist luckily lived in the city at the center of the music culture that captivated the world in the late sixties, San Francisco. His neighbors were Janis Joplin and Big Brother, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. He had their trust since he was “one of the tribe”.
Wolman’s faithful lens recorded early studies of a who’s who of future rock, folk and pop royalty Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Phil Spector, Frank Zappa, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jim Morrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike and Tina Turner, iggy Pop and many more. In his breakneck three year tenure at Rolling Stone Magazine, rock and roll changed and became big business.