Jimi Hendrix. 1968-1970. Photographs by Baron Wolman.

Jimi Hendrix.


Photographs by Baron Wolman.
self-published, 2019. In English. Unpaged,

Publisher's Description

In 1967, Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner asked Baron Wolman to be his first chief photographer, with the 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, collector edition book that marks the 50th anniversary of the first time Baron photographed the Jimi Hendrix Experience at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West in 1968.

This unique book contains every single frame of film Baron ever shot of The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 422 in total, most of them published here for the first time. In addition to sumptuous full-page reproductions, this book also contains all of Baron's vintage contact sheets, a treasure trove of archival material including Baron's 1968 private photo log book which records his Rolling Stone assignments, and the original tickets and poster designed by Rick Griffin for Hendrix's legendary 4 night, February 1-4, 1968 run of performances in San Francisco, at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium, and Winterland Ballroom. And just when you think that's all, this book goes even deeper by presenting all of Baron's covers and articles about Hendrix from the early days of Rolling Stone magazine with additional archival photographs, new essays, detailed captions, an introduction by legendary music photographer Ross Halfin, and a new interview with Baron. In total, you get over 6,000 words which tell the complete story of Baron's own "Jimi Hendrix Experience."

COLLECTOR EDITION - Books numbered 101-750 are COLLECTOR copies. You get 1(one) 8x10" photo of Hendrix signed by Baron Wolman. The photo alone has a retail value of $300. You will also receive a sheet of 4 postcards by Wolman, and an authorized 5x7" reproduction of the Jimi Hendrix Experience handbill from their 4 night run of performances at San Francisco's Fillmore and Winterland dated February 1-4, 1968.

In 1967, Baron Wolman met Jann Wenner and was asked to be the very first photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. Over the next few years Baron photographed and the best and brightest artists of the 1960's including Jimi Hendrix. This limited edition book collects every frame of film that Baron shot of Hendrix on 4 occasions in 1968 and 1970. Every hardcover book is signed and numbered by Baron and accompanied by a signed 8x10" photograph and postcard set in a slipcase. Limited to 750 copies!


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