In 1967, Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner asked Baron Wolman to be his first chief photographer, with an agreement that Baron retained ownership of his photographs, while the magazine was granted unlimited use of them. Over the next several years Baron gained unprecedented access to some of the greatest artists of the day including The Grateful Dead, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, and of course, the legendary Jimi Hendrix. On four separate occasions in 1968 and 1970 in San Francisco and New York City, Baron captured Hendrix with "Experience" bass player Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell both on stage during their incendiary performances, and alone in private, intimate settings. For the first time in history, Wolman has opened his coveted Hendrix archive, and with editor/art director Dagon James carefully selected the best shots for full page reproduction. Jimi Hendrix 1968/1970 by Baron Wolman is a new, very limited edition book that marks the 50th anniversary of the first time Baron photographed the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968.
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