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Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Thu, 03/25/2010
San Jose Mercury News: Jim Marshall, famed music photographer

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.

Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Thu, 03/25/2010
Boston Globe: Jim Marshall, photographer of rock legends

Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock ’n’ roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74.

Jim Marshall signs his iconic Johnny Cash print for Brad Mangin in his San Francisco home on February 11, 2009. (Photo by Grover Sanschagrin)
Thu, 03/25/2010
Mangin Photography Archive: Jim Marshall was a bad ass

The voice on the other end of my cell phone had a sense of urgency. My friend Tim Mantoani was calling yesterday afternoon to tell me that his very good friend, legendary rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall died in his sleep Tuesday night in a hotel room in New York City. How could this be? We both had just seen Marshall at the 65th birthday party for Michael Zagaris (The Z-Man) last month in San Francisco. Many thoughts raced through my head. Tim told me to call the Z-Man to find out what had happened.

Jim Marshall in 1978. Credit Jeffrey Scales/HSP Archive
Wed, 03/24/2010
NY Times: Jim Marshall, Rock ’n’ Roll Photographer, Dies at 74

Jim Marshall, a photographer whose images of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and others in the 1960s and ’70s helped define their subjects as well as rock ’n’ roll photography itself, was found dead on Wednesday morning in a Manhattan hotel. He was 74.

Janis Joplin, backstage at Winterland, San Francisco, 1968
Wed, 03/24/2010
Arts Beat: Jim Marshall, 74, Photographer of Rock Stars, Dies

Jim Marshall, a photographer who took some of the most famous images of rock and pop musicians, including Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar aflame at the Monterey International Pop Festival and Johnny Cash at San Quentin State Prison, died on Tuesday night in a hotel in New York. He was 74.

Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Wed, 03/24/2010
Rolling Stone: Jim Marshall, Legendary Rock Photographer, Passes Away at 74

Jim Marshall, the photographer who captured some of rock & roll's most unforgettable images including photos of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop and Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin, died in his sleep last night in New York. He was 74.

Bob Dylan, New York City, 1963
Wed, 03/24/2010
LA Times Blog: Jim Marshall, known for his iconic images of rock 'n'...

Jim Marshall, a photographer known for his iconic images of rock 'n' roll musicians beginning in the early 1960s when he shot Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village and continuing through Woodstock and beyond, has died. He was 74.  

John Lennon, photographed at the final Beatles concert in San Francisco
Wed, 03/24/2010
The Wall Street Journal: Jim Marshall, Rock Photographer, Dies at 74

The news that rock photographer Jim Marshall died yesterday at age 74 was a bit of a shock, since we interviewed him only weeks ago for his new photo book, “Match Prints,” and planned to hear Marshall speak tonight at an event in New York with fellow photographer and collaborator Timothy White.

Miles Davis, Isle of Wight
Wed, 03/24/2010
The Online Photographer: Artists Ain't Saints: Jim Marshall, 1936-2010

I'm feeling mildly discombobulated. I just found out an hour ago that Jim Marshall died in his sleep last night (Tuesday night) in his hotel room in New York City; he was there for another show opening and to give some lectures. There are no details at this time. I imagine his body simply...stopped. He was 74, and honestly it was amazing he made it this far.

 Timothy White (left) and Jim Marshall, on the day they met; photo credit: Gus Philippas
Sun, 02/28/2010
The Wall Street Journal: Rock Photogs Jim Marshall and Timothy White Team Up...

There’s a famous saying about rock and roll that suggests there are only three chords; it’s just a matter of what order they’re put in. The same may be true for rock photography, as evidenced by “Match Prints” (Collins Design), a new book by Jim Marshall and Timothy White.

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