F-stops in the name of love
When journalist Jann Wenner started Rolling Stone in 1967, the year of the “summer of love,” he asked a freelance photojournalist named Baron Wolman to take pictures for the magazine. Over the next three years, Wolman photographed Frank Zappa, Joan Baez, the Rolling Stones, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and other stars in the pantheon of ’60s rock and folk.
The presentation of those musicians in Rolling Stone was unique at the time — Wolman was a professional who could capture what was happening with non-automatic cameras. And the relaxed, informal attitude that characterized much of the music world in those days afforded him access to stage performers.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Wolman is the star of an event featuring his photos and stories. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St., hosts I Saw the Music: An Evening With Baron Wolman from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person; proceeds benefit the O’Keeffe. Call 946-1033 for more information.
Kissing the sky: Jimi Hendrix, 1968; photo by Baron Wolman