"It’s remarkable that Michael documented this important flash point in music history
and captured its energy and personality.
We are so honored to exhibit these amazing photos of iconic artists and share them with the world"
- Greg Harris, CEO Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
discovered after nearly 50 years!
Lost in storage, the negatives for these incredible photos of legendary musicians were recently discovered in Michael Friedman’s attic.
Friedman was an avid photographer when he worked in the music business in the 60’s and 70’s as a manager and producer. He had the opportunity to befriend, work with, and photograph, legendary musical artists including Janis Joplin, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Todd Rundgren, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton & the Rolling Stones.
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The collection, including new never seen before images, is now on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 4-6 months. The entire collection will be also be archived as "The Michael Friedman Collection".
A collection of 60 photographs were exhibited in the spring and summer of 2018 at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California.