Iconic Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies
Rock and jazz photographer Jim Marshall died this past Tuesday, March 23rd. He was 74. Mr. Marshall was best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll artists, such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones. (Perhaps his most famous photo was of Johnny Cash flipping off the camera during Cash's 1969 concert at San Quentin Prison. Marshall stated that he never received a penny from the legendary image.) In 1966, Marshall obtained exclusive access to the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The following year, he captured remarkable images from the Monterey Pop Festival, including Jimi Hendrix's fiery finale, when he torched his guitar. Mr. Marshall shot more than 500 album covers, including the Allman Bros.' “At Fillmore East." He continued to work into this decade, photographing stars from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Lenny Kravitz. Marshall had no children, and oft stated “My photographs are my children.” He will be sorely missed.