You probably don’t know who Jim Marshall is, but no doubt you are familiar with the photographers work. Marshall died in his sleep Tuesday night, at a hotel room in New York City. Causes are unknown.
He is regarded as the greatest rock’n roll photographer and for good reason: Johnny Cash, flipping the bird at San Quentin Prison, Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Jazz Fest, and The Allman Brothers sitting on their equipment outside the Fillmore East to name just three iconic photos he was responsible for.
Marshall was also the only photographer allowed backstage during The Beatles’s final concert.