“I photographed Hendrix four times,” Wolman recalled. “Two concerts in 1968…, one time with Jann [Wenner] when we interviewed him in his motel room and then another time when we interviewed him with John Burks who wrote for Rolling Stone…” This photo was taken at the Fillmore West.


About the Exhibit

Founded in 1967, the revolutionary rock music publication Rolling Stone was a newsprint magazine that captured the era and defined it in print and pictures. Among those recruited for the magazine was Baron Wolman, who had been working as a freelance photographer for magazines like Life and Look. Wolman was hired as the first chief photographer for Rolling Stone.

During his tenure at Rolling Stone, Wolman's lens captured the icons of 1960s rock and pop, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, the Who, and many others. Wolman’s unique access to his subjects, combined with his keen eye, gave his photographs an up-close-and-personal quality that was rare and unprecedented.