The summer of 1969 was a season of music festivals for Baron Wolman. He and another photographer were traveling to events around the country, taking shots for a book project. They went to folk festivals in Rhode Island and California; a fiddlers convention in Virginia; a blues festival in Memphis; a bluegrass and square-dance festival in North Carolina and more.

Then, about halfway through their road trip, Wolman — who at the time was working as chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, launched less than two years before — found out about the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

“We said, ‘Man, we gotta be at Woodstock for the book,’ ” recalled Wolman, now 82.

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