Johnny Cash and June Carter, 1969

Flavorwire: Tribute to Jim Marshall: Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty.

Rock-and-roll photographer Jim Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 74. If you’re not familiar with the man himself, you’ve certainly seen his work: he was an official photographer of the Woodstock Festival, the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles’ final concert in 1966,  and he shot more than 500 album covers. Marshall was known to gain intimate access to the musicians, sometimes even going so far as to live with them, in order to create truly vulnerable portraits. He continued to work after the days of psychedelics and electric guitars, and more recently worked with the likes of John Mayer and Ben Harper.  Marshall was scheduled to promote his new book Match Prints this week, written with fellow photographer Timothy White.

Jim Marshall (Photo credit: Jim Britt)


One of my favorite possessions is Not Fade Away, the book by photographer Jim Marshall. I received it for mybirthday from my brother in 1997 and since then, the hardbound collection of black and white stills has been taken down from the bookshelf once or twice a year. I spend a week or so leafing through Marshall’s candid, intimate photos, rereading his recollections and marveling at the artistry of each shot. There is an effortless quality to Marshall’s photography that is difficult to pull off. He was a master.

Jim Marshall (Photo credit: Scott Sommerdorf, the Chronicle)

Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and myriad folk, country, jazz and blues artists, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 74.

Jim Marshall, photo: Scott Sommerdorf, The Chronicle

Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, who captured some of the most memorable moments in music - Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin and Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop - died in his sleep Tuesday in a New York hotel. He was 74. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Miles Davis, Isle of Wight

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.

John Lennon, photographed at the final Beatles concert in San Francisco

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.

Bob Dylan, New York City, 1963

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.  

Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

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.

Janis Joplin, backstage at Winterland, San Francisco, 1968

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.

Jim Marshall in 1978. Credit Jeffrey Scales/HSP Archive

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.