Get up on stage with the biggest stars in Rock 'n' Roll history and pitch your tent at Woodstock 1969 in a new exhibition of photographs by Rolling Stone Magazine's first chief of photography, Baron Wolman. Janis Joplin's haunting vocals and the star power of guitarists like Jimi Hendrix were all captured by Wolman, who got up close and personal with legends of the1960s fantasy Rock 'n' Roll lifestyle.
Baron Wolman photography
Wolman's iconic images for the front cover of Rolling Stone, on stage with Jim Morrison or behind the scenes with the Rolling Stones, represented a generation of head bangers and bare-footed hippies. The Baron Wolman Woodstock photos of festival goers embracing the 'Groovy Way' are particularly famous for capturing a specific cultural moment when thousands of people flocked to Bethel town in New York state.
Baron Wolman biography
Born in Ohio, Wolman studied philosophy before working with military intelligence in West Berlin in the 1960s. It was in Germany that he was inspired and had his first photo essay published about life behind the new Berlin Wall. Moving to California to pursue a career as a photo journalist, Wolman had a lucky break when he met the co-founder of Rolling Stone, Jann Werner.
Proud Chelsea gallery exhibition
At 77, Wolman is symbol of the glory days in Rock 'n' Roll history - wild horses couldn't keep us away from this photography show in Chelsea.
|What||Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years, Proud Chelsea|
|Where||Proud Chelsea, 161 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5XP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
09 Apr 15 – 24 May 15, Monday to Sunday: 10am till 7pm
|Website||Click here for more details|