Jim Marshall is an American-born photojournalist regarded as the pioneer of rock-and-roll photography. A principal photographer at Woodstock and the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles' final concert, he immortalized such artists as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane before they became household names. His unlimited access to musicians allowed him to capture some of the most iconic images in music history. In 2014 Marshall became the first photographer to receive an honorary GRAMMY Trustees Award, albeit posthumously, for documenting the evolution of music over a period of five decades. Marshall passed away in 2010, and his archive is owned and directed by his long-time assistant Amelia Davis in San Francisco.
Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of more than twelve other books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock" (with Sammy Hagar) and the classic best-selling account of the Haight in the sixties, "Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD, Free Love, and High Times in the Wild West." A close friend of Jim Marshall, Selvin has worked on virtually every book Marshall has produced since their 1992 collaboration, "Monterey Pop." He lives in San Francisco.