Jim Marshall is one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of the 20th century and is known around the globe for his historically significant, iconic music photography. Jim died of natural causes in New York City on March 24, 2010 after a 50-year photography career that created hundreds of legendary images. Through magazine features, over 500 album covers, and six books – Jim’s work earned him the Recording Academy’s TRUSTEE AWARD, an honorary GRAMMY presented to individuals for nonperformance contributions to the music industry. Presented to Jim’s estate in 2014, the award recognizes Jim’s unprecedented coverage of the music industry from the 1950s through early 2000s and is the only such award given to a photographer. Prints of these photos and many others are available for sale, signed by Jim Marshall, at the San Francisco Art Exchange website.
Iconic Celebrity Photos
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger dancing on stage during a 1972 performance.
Ray Charles during a recording session for his album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music at Capitol Studios in New York ca 1962.
Folk Singer Joan Baez with her sisters Pauline and Mimi in San Francisco, California ca 1968.
Legendary blues artists BB King, Albert King, and Bobby “Blues” Bland backstage at Circle Star Theater in California – ca early 1980s.
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash sharing a tender moment in Hendersonville, TN.
Bob Dylan during an infamous December 3, 1965 Press Conference at KQED where he was asked about the “deeper meaning” behind his songs.
Psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park ca 1967.
Buffalo Springfield at Golden Gate Park ca 1966.
Janis Joplin with a Bottle of Southern Comfort, backstage at Winterland Ballroom – April 1968.
Keith Richards – The Rolling Stones
John Lennon smoking a cigarette backstage Candlestick Park, where The Beatles gave their last full concert on August 29, 1966. Jim Marshall was the only photographer allowed backstage at the event.
Miles Davis at Newman’s Gym San Francisco – 1970 – the year Davis released his monumental jazz double-album Bitches Brew.
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California during overdub sessions for their upcoming album Exile on Main St. – 1972.
Ray Charles backstage after a show at Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco, California – ca 1960.
Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival – June 1967. The Rolling Stones were not on the bill, but Jones was on stage to introduce The Jimmy Hendrix Experience.
The Who posing against their hotel wall in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood – June 1967. Photo taken for Teen Set magazine.
Jimi Hendrix on drums during soundcheck for his appearance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
Grace Slick and David Crosby in front of the historic bar in the North Beach section of San Francisco – Vesuvio.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.