Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

Legendary rock n roll photographer Jim Marshall has died in his sleep at the age of 74 in New York.

Marshall is responsible for some of the most iconic images in rock n roll history and had a gift for capturing performers at their most candid – partially due to his easy rapport with the subjects of his work. “I think of them as family”, he once said in an interview with Rolling Stone. Case in point: he was the only photographer allowed to shoot The Beatles’ last concert ever. He allegedly dropped acid with the Grateful Dead and was the man behind the lens that captured Hendrix with his Strat aflame at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Here are some of the memorable images that he snapped during his career:

John Coltrane



Janis Joplin

Bob Dylan

Johnny Cash

The Beatles

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash