The Old Pueblo will be shakin', rattlin' and rollin' this fall with a slew of events celebrating the art of rock 'n' roll.
The first in the Tucson Rocks series of events rolls out this weekend with Etherton Gallery's "Rockin' the Desert: Photographs by Baron Wolman and Lynn Goldsmith."
If the names aren't familiar, their work most likely is.
Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer. If an artist was hot on the music scene, he was there. Among his subjects: Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Mick Jagger. This was before everything got crazy in rock 'n' roll, and Wolman had incredible access.
As did Goldsmith, who filmed concerts, directed, wrote songs, and photographed some of the greats of the 1960s and later.
The show opens with an artist's reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. Sixth Ave. Wolman will be available to sign copies of his new book, "Every Picture Tells a Story: The Rolling Stone Years."
He also will talk about his work at 1 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Tucson Rocks was organized by the Tucson Museum of Art, spurred on by its upcoming show "Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present," which opens at the museum Oct. 22, which is the official launch of Tucson Rocks.
For more information about Tucson Rocks, check out the website www.tucsonrocks.org - and keep checking back; more should pop up soon.
Look for more about the TMA show and other events in the Oct. 20 Caliente.