Jim Marshall, whose lens captured decades of rock history, died today at age 74, according to the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Marshall – who was also an EW contributor – was responsible for countless indelible images of rock legends. His website is full of instantly recognizable snapshots: Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar aflame at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Johnny Cash directing a rude gesture toward the camera at San Quentin Prison in 1969. The Beatles taking the stage at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park for their last-ever tour date in 1966. Bob Dylan chasing a tire down a city street in 1963. Ray Charles in mid-shout. Janis Joplin clutching a fifth of Southern Comfort and grinning in 1968. Jim Morrison taking a drag on a cigarette in 1968. Miles Davis on the ropes at a boxing ring in 1971. And so many more.
Marshall (pictured above) was to have participated in a conversation with fellow photographer Timothy White at designer John Varvatos’ NYC store tonight. Instead, a Varvatos rep says photographer Danny Clinch will present an early preview from a documentary about Marshall that he has been working on.
Marshall will be greatly missed. The Music Mix extends its condolences to those who knew and worked with him.
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