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An insider's look at 60's Rock and Roll,
This review is from: The Rolling Stone Years (Hardcover)
If you love Rock & Roll, Baron Wolman's incredible chronicle of his days as the first photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine is a MUST. Of course, Baron's amazing photos of some of Rock's icons from the 60's are pure eye-candy: Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Stones, the Dead, Woodstock, even the groupies who followed Rock stars around the country. If you only buy it for the photographs, your money will be well spent. But if you just look at the pictures, you're missing out on an amazing piece of Rock history.
Wolman's text to this compendium is truly insightful and inspiring. He introduces you to the behind-the-scenes life of Rock's legends and the concerts they performed (these were the days when photographers had unparalleled access to the musicians they shot). Moreover, Baron shares his insights on the world of Rock, and the brilliant, yet sometimes flawed characters that inhabited that world. He does so with a clear mind, and without the ego that most in his envious position often possess. This is the story of a truly talented photographer, doing his job, and taking advantage of an awesome opportunity to document the history of my generation. LOVED IT!