In February 1968, Baron Wolman photographed Jimi Hendrix for the first time, first in his San Francisco motel room and then later than evening onstage at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West auditorium. "For me it was a magical mystical moment. I was onstage - to the side, of course - with arguably one of the greatest guitarists of all time." said Wolman." I quickly found myself in the "zone," totally mesmerized by Jimi and his music, totally in synch with the band. As pretentious as it may sound, I even felt as if I were playing my Nikon, the fourth instrument in the Experience trio." That night Baron Wolman shot many exciting and dramatic images of the master in performance; this one being the favorite.
Bill Graham was given, and later commissioned, countless photographs of events that he personally promoted from the 1960s onward. The archive includes black-and-white Summer of Love scenes, Lollapalooza in loud living color and much, much more. Browse the Bill Graham photography archive.