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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Legendary Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Passes Away

Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, who captured some of the most memorable moments in music - Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin and Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop - died in his sleep Tuesday in a New York hotel. He was 74. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Marshall had been scheduled to appear at a reception Wednesday night to promote his new book with celebrity photographer Timothy White. 
As the chief photographer at Woodstock, he captured The Who greeting the sunrise. When the Beatles played their final concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966, Mr. Marshall was the only shooter invited backstage. He photographed the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles and Thelonious Monk.  Marshall also had more than 500 album covers to his credit.
 Mr. Marshall continued to take pictures until his final days. Most recently, he photographed John Mayer, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz and Limp Bizkit.
His work is published in five books, including the 2009 collection "Trust."
Mr. Marshall considered his work his family. "I have no kids," he once said. "My photographs are my children."

Jim Marshall: Proof
A History of Marshall The Illustrated Story Of The Sound Of Rock
Not Fade Away: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this GB, now his photos as well as Tim White will really sell out at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, where I see them displayed whenever I stop in (both shops, Soho and Bowery).

Hollowdoll said...

He sure took some amazing pics! RIP