Friday, March 26, 2010

Jim Marshall (1936-2010)

Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall has passed away at the age of 74. Can you imagine everything he saw? If you can't, buy this book or any of the four others that showcase his talent. When I think of his work, the images that instantly come to mind are of the final Beatles concert at Candlestick Park and the one above of Johnny Cash saluting the camera before going on at San Quentin prison, but he may be best known for chronicling the Monterey Pop and Woodstock music festivals. If you haven't seen any of these photos, you have certainly glanced at some of his more than 500 album covers. Mr. Marshall will be missed, but he has made it impossible to be forgotten. Well done.

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