Tom Sinclair
September 19, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Not Fade Away: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jim Marshall
genre
Coffee Table

We gave it an A

Focusing primarily on ’60s and ’70s artists, veteran rock shutterbug Marshall’s first hardcover collection, Not Fade Away: The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall, captures the excitement and pathos of a Technicolor era in vivid black and white. The images are definitive: Janis Joplin sprawled on a backstage couch, Southern Comfort in hand; Keith Richards demonstrating how to play guitar, smoke, and nod off at the same time; a pensive Joni Mitchell looking like the ultimate porcelain waif. Forget the coffee table: This tome evokes rock’s essence with such visceral potency, it should be kept atop a stereo speaker. A

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