San Jose Mercury News: Jim Marshall, famed music photographer
When it comes to the history of rock ‘n’ roll – not all of it, of course, but certainly a significant part – millions think in terms of Jim Marshall images.
Bring up 1967’s Monterey International Pop Festival and the first image most of us see in our heads is that of Jimi Hendrix torching his guitar. Mention Johnny Cash performing for inmates at San Quentin State Prison in 1969 and the corresponding visual is always Cash waving a middle-finger salute at the camera. Recall Janis Joplin’s brilliant career, cut short by drugs and alcohol, and you might envision her lounging backstage with a bottle of Southern Comfort in her hand.