Clark Collis
April 02, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jim Marshall wasn’t just a music photographer: He helped define what rock meant, at least in terms of its visual iconography. The San Francisco resident, who was found dead on March 24 in a Manhattan hotel room (a cause of death has not yet been determined), expertly captured many of rock’s seminal musicians and moments — from Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival to Johnny Cash flipping the bird while performing at San Quentin prison to the Beatles departing the stage at their final show. For a look at just a few of his stunning photographs, check out EW’s Jim Marshall photo gallery.

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