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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 working for Rolling Stone from its first issue was 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, Peter Rowan and other musicians were the graphic centerpieces of Rolling Stone's layout.

For the most part, Wolman eschewed the studio and never used on-camera strobes, preferring informal portraiture, a style appropriate to both the musicians he was documenting as well as the audience for these photographs.

This evolution can be traced on the subsequent covers of Rolling Stone through the years.

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The Fabulous Prints made by Thunderbird Editions for Baron Wolman for his clients like Hard Rock Cafe & VH1 are available for sale. 16"x20" prints are $950. Several are available in in larger sizes. Joni Mitchell 26"x26" , Jerry Garcia 32"x32" & Janis Joplin 29"x43" are $2,000 each.

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Baron Wolman backstage at Woodstockwhile Santana performs

Garcia Eric Burdon Janis Joplin

"Jerry Garcia" 32"x32"

"Eric Burdon"

"Janis Joplin" 29"x43"

Joni Taj Mahal Jagger

"Joni Mitchell" 26"x26"

"Taj Mahal"

"Mick Jagger"

Jeff Beck Pink Floyd Duane Allman

"Jeff Beck Goup"

"Pink Floyd"

"Duane Allman"

James Taylor Dylan Sly Stone

"James Taylor"

"Bob Dylan"

"Sylvester Stone"

Tina Turner Zappa Creedance Clearwater Revival

"Ike & Tina Turner"

"Frank Zappa"

"C.C.R."