Baron Wolman’s images of Woodstock and the bands he photographed.

Forty-seven years after the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, it’s arguable whether there has since been anything like it. Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer, photographed the inaugural festival, which actually took place an hour’s drive from Woodstock, New York, in Bethel, New York, beginning Aug. 15, 1969. No one knew what to expect, he said, except the music lineup “was dynamite.”

Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years

Coming soon is one of the best books you'll buy this year, Baron Wolman's Every Picture Tells A Story: The Rolling Stone Years. In case you don't know, Baron was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer and photographed every cool and groovy musician a

Coming soon is one of the best books you'll buy this year, Baron Wolman's Every Picture Tells A Story: The Rolling Stone Years. In case you don't know, Baron was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer and photographed every cool and groovy musician at the time, Jimi, Janis, Jim, Jerry et al.