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Rock's Most Famous Photographer (the Johnny Cash flips the bird pic) Jim Marshall Dead at 74
Rock's Most Famous Photographer Jim Marshall Dead at 74



http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/03... /

Jim Marshall, the photographer who captured some of rock & rolls 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.

After starting as a professional photographer in 1959, Marshall was given unparalleled access to rocks biggest artists, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Who, Miles Davis and Ray Charles. He was the only photographer granted backstage access for the Beatles final full concert at San Franciscos Candlestick Park in 1966 and he also shot the Rolling Stones on their historic 1972 tour.

Marshall developed special bonds with the artists he covered and those relationships helped him capture some of his most vivid and iconic imagery. In one of his last interviews, a chat with Rolling Stone last October, Marshall summed up his rapport with rock stars best when talking about Joplin: You could just call her at home and be like, We have to take some pictures, and shed say, OK! Come over! She trusted me and knew I had her best interests at heart. I only wanted to make her look good.

Marshall was born in Chicago in 1936 and was raised in San Francisco. He purchased his first camera in high school and started documenting the artists and musicians in San Franciscos burgeoning beat scene. After serving in the Air Force, Marshall returned home, where he had a chance encounter with John Coltrane: when Coltrane asked him for a lift, Marshall obliged and the jazz legend returned the favor by letting Marshall shoot nine rolls of film.

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