About the Photographer

Greene, Herb

American, b. 1929

Herb Greene photographed rock musicians and other members of San Francisco's cultural milieu during the height of its creative productivity. Greene, a friend of many of San Francisco's most influential musicians, worked as few photographers have: not from the outside, but as a participant within the music scene he was photographing. Many of Greene’s photographs have become signature portraits of these musicians, including The Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Beck, The Pointer Sisters, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana, Sly Stone, and Rod Stewart.