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San Francisco, CA—The estate of Jim Marshall announced today that Marshall will be posthumously awarded the Trustees Award from The Recording Academy®, along with Rick Hall and Ennio Morricone. This Special Merit Award Grammy honors contributions to music in areas other than performance. Other Special Merit Awards include the Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients: the Beatles, Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and Maud Powell. Marshall’s recognition will be given in the company of his peers, having photographed the Beatles, the Isley Brothers, and Kristofferson at early stages in their careers. Born in 1936, Jim Marshall fell in love with music early, and went on to photograph the world’s preeminent jazz, country, folk, blues and rock musicians. He has the rare distinction of having documented a Grammy awardee from every one of the 55 years the Grammys have been in existence. During extraordinary times for popular music, Jim Marshall was everywhere that mattered—in the Village in New York City with John Coltrane, and Bob Dylan, at sound check with Hendrix at Monterey Pop, greeting the sunrise at Woodstock with The Who, and probably flipping the bird right back at Johnny Cash once he caught the moment at San Quentin. The list goes on, beginning in the late 1950s and ending only when he died in 2010. “Jim’s photographs, his children, remain indelible memories of the music from a timeless era, and we are so honored that the highest recognition in the music industry is being given to him,” said Amelia Davis, manager of Jim Marshall Photography LLC and the sole recipient of Marshall’s estate. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, during GRAMMY Week, and formal acknowledgment will be made during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards—the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music—The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. Media Contact: Stephanie Schell/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777/ Estate Contact: Amelia Davis, 516-7122.