Deaths elsewhere

March 27, 2010|By Tribune Newspapers


Photographer of music legends

Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and myriad folk, country, jazz and blues artists, died Wednesday in New York City.

Mr. Marshall apparently died in his sleep while on a promotional tour for "Match Prints," a new collection of similar shots taken across the decades by Mr. Marshall and Timothy White, a longtime devotee.

Mr. Marshall's most famous images, which wound up on more than 500 album and CD covers, in magazines, newspapers and on posters, include his shot of Mr. Hendrix setting fire to his electric guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival, Mr. Dylan rolling a tire down the littered streets of Greenwich Village and Mr. Cash flipping his middle finger directly into the camera lens at San Quentin State Prison.

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