IKE & TINA: Photographer

Baron Wolman

Tina Turner - Baron Wolman - Photographer

Photo session and 'Rolling Stone' cover from 1967 / Copyright by Baron Wolman

Baron Wolman was an American photographer, best known for his work in the late 1960s for the music magazine Rolling Stone, becoming the magazine’s first chief photographer from 1967 until late 1970. In this period, his photographs of Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Phil Spector, Jim Morrison, Ike & Tina Turner and other musicians became the graphic centerpieces of Rolling Stone’s layout.

In 1967, his picture of Tina Turner at a concert at the hungry-i club made it on the cover of the second issue of Rolling Stone, which made Tina the very first woman on the cover of this magazine:

„Tina Turner was appearing at the hungry-i in San Francisco when I took the Issue No. 2 photograph. The stage was only three feet high and the small round table at which I was sitting was so close to Ike and Tina and the Ikettes that I could see the drops of sweat on their necks and faces.“