Friday, Apr. 12, 2019, 5:30 pm ‘Making Magic’ with Baron Wolman (5:30 pm) Admission: Free (RSVP at Ticket Purchase link)
Join us for a special event with legendary photographer Baron Wolman, including a screening of Making Magic, a short documentary on his life and work, and celebrating the release of a new book of his iconic photos of Jimi Hendrix. Musical guests Jay Boy Adams and Jono Manson also take the stage.
Baron Wolman is best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine Rolling Stone, becoming the magazine’s first Chief Photographer from 1967 until late 1970. It was in San Francisco, in April, 1967, that Wolman, then 30, met a 21-year-old Cal Berkeley student and freelance writer named Jann Wenner. Wolman had been photographing rock bands and Wenner had plans to form a new kind of music periodical with San Francisco Chronicle music writer, Ralph Gleason. Wolman agreed to join the new periodical, Rolling Stone, and work for free. He also insisted on ownership of all the photos he took for Rolling Stone, giving the magazine unlimited use of the pictures.
Wolman began shooting for Rolling Stone from before its first issue was even published, and continued for another three years. Because of Wolman’s virtually unlimited access to his subjects, his photographs of Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Ike & Tina Turner, and other musicians became the graphic centerpiece of Rolling Stone’s fresh layout.