Legendary music photograher Jim Marshall dies at 74

Rock photographer, Jim Marshall, passed away in his sleep last night in New York City. With an upcoming exhibition in Los Angeles at Fahey Klein Gallery opening in a week, Marshall was in New York promoting his new book, Match Prints, and was scheduled to speak today in Soho.  Jim Marshall captured, over 50 years, of the most popular musicians of our time. His career accomplishments are record high, photographing over 500 album covers and several editorials, his photographs recorded the history of popular music. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1936, Marshall picked up his first Leica camera back in 1959. Since then, Marshall has photographed some of rock n’ roll’s monumental events, such The Beatles’ final concert, the Rolling Stones America tour, and was named one of the official photographers at Woodstock. Marshall’s exhibition will open Thursday, March 1st at  Fahey Klein Gallery and will be in conjunction with Herman Leonard, legendary jazz photographer.

  Ray Charles at a Recording Session for Atlantic Records, New York City, 1962    

Ray Charles at a Recording Session for Atlantic Records, New York City, 1962

 

  Keith Richards and Mick Jagger Recording, Los Angeles, 1972    

Keith Richards and Mick Jagger Recording, Los Angeles, 1972

 

  Ray Charles at a Recording Session for Atlantic Records, New York City, 1962    

Ray Charles at a Recording Session for Atlantic Records, New York City, 1962

 

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