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Photographer Ethan Russell on being in the front row to rock history in his book 'An American Story'

When Ethan Russell was 21 years old, he began photographing some of the biggest legends of rock and roll. He shot album covers for the The Rolling Stones, The Who and more. He's the only photographer to do all three.

Russell witnessed history unfold behind-the-scenes with these icons and now that history is documented in his new e-book "An American Story: It's Your History, Help Write It." It's interactive, with 250 photographs from many of the most famous groups of musicians of the '60s and '70s, and many photos have never been seen before.

Russell talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" about his amazing experience talking with the legends of rock, and explains how he fell into the job even though he wasn't a professional photographer.

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