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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 12, 2009 – Jim Marshall is recognized worldwide as one of the preeminent music photographers — from rock to jazz and almost all points in between. He has captured dozens of iconic images and shot more than 500 album covers in his 50-year career. Jim’s status speaks not only to his remarkable eye, but also to the trust he’s earned from musicians ranging from The Beatles to Miles Davis.
Now, working with the team at Groovy Collectibles LLC, Jim Marshall has launched MarshallPhoto.com, the official site for the sale of his prints, memorabilia, and related rarities and collectibles.
MarshallPhoto.com currently offers 160 fine art images for sale, ranging from beautifully printed silver gelatin black and white images like Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Jerry Garcia at Woodstock, or Johnny Cash flipping the bird; a stunning selection of black and white limited-edition platinum prints, such as Thelonious Monk at his kitchen piano; and highly prized limited-edition dye transfer color prints like The Who rocking the San Francisco Civic Auditorium in 1971.
The collection also features perhaps the single most recognized image in rock history – Jimi Hendrix kneeling over his burning guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival.
Recently, Jim Marshall donated several of his photographs at Rock for MS 2009, a charity event held in San Francisco to benefit MSFriends. MSFriends (www.msfriends.org) is a non-profit headed by Amelia Davis, Jim’s longtime studio manager. More than twelve years ago, Jim Marshall hired Amelia as his assistant knowing she had MS, and since then Jim has become a passionate advocate for the needs of people living with MS.
But this is only the beginning. By early 2010, MarshallPhoto.com plans to feature more than 300 of Jim’s images – some iconic, others relatively unknown but equally striking.
Although Jim is rightfully known for his images of jazz and rock music legends from Ellington, Miles and Coltrane to the Beatles, Dylan and artists of the San Francisco scene, his wide-ranging portfolio also includes remarkable shots of poor families in Appalachia, the 1960s civil rights movement in Mississippi, farm workers’ advocate César Chávez, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and TV stars such as Michael Douglas and Karl Malden.
MarshallPhoto.com also offers collectibles, including one-of-a-kind signed magazines from Jim’s personal collection (such as Rolling Stone issues 68 and 69 featuring Jim’s cover shots of Hendrix and Janis Joplin), a variety of other music-related ephemera, and signed copies of Jim’s in-print books.
In addition to its e-commerce section, MarshallPhoto.com offers detailed information on Jim’s remarkable life and career, as well on the prints and printmaking process.
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Jim Marshall Bio and Career Highlights
• 1936: Born February 3 in Chicago, Illinois
• 1938: Parents move family to San Francisco’s Fillmore district
• 1959: Purchases first Leica camera, an M2
• 1960: Photographs John Coltrane at home of noted music critic Ralph J. Gleason
• 1962: Moves to New York City. Assignments include album covers for Atlantic, Columbia
and ABC Paramount, and a feature on Thelonious Monk for The Saturday Evening Post
• 1964: Covers the Newport Folk Festival; moves back to San Francisco
• 1966: Shoots The Beatles’ final concert at Candlestick Park
• 1967: Photographs the Monterey Pop Festival; Jimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Janis Joplin’s rising star, and much more
• First U.S. photographer to shoot Cream and The Who
• Extensively documents the Summer of Love: Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and more
• 1969: Photographs numerous iconic images at Woodstock, such as The Who greeting the sunrise
• Photographs recording sessions for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
• Captures famous image of Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin prison
• Photographs the The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East album cover
• 1971: Shoots Miles Davis at Fillmore West; The Who at San Francisco Civic Auditorium
• 1972: Covers the Rolling Stones’ American tour for Life magazine, during a tour break photographs Sunset Sound sessions for Exile on Main Street
• 1987: Terra Firma publishes Tomorrow Never Knows — The Beatles’ Last Concert with photos by Marshall and text by Eric Lefcowitz
• 1992: Monterey Pop published by Chronicle Books with photos by Marshall and text by Joel Selvin
• 1995: September Guitar Player magazine featuring Jim’s 1967 black and white headshot of Jimi Hendrix becomes (and remains) the magazine’s single best-selling issue
• 1996: Photographs the Red Hot Chili Peppers for Warner Brothers records
• 1997: Bullfinch Press publishes Jim’s book Not Fade Away, with foreword by friend Michael Douglas
• 1999: Bullfinch publishes Early Dylan, with photos by Marshall, Barry Feinstein, and Daniel Kramer
• 2004: Receives Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Photography
• Chronicle Books publishes Proof, providing a rare look at Jim’s creative process
• 2005: Jim receives MOJO magazine’s 2005 Honours List Image Award
• Chronicle Books publishes Jazz, Jim’s extensive photos of great jazz musicians
• Becomes a sponsor of MS Friends, the only 24/7 peer support help line for people living with multiple sclerosis, founded by his longtime assistant Amelia Davis
• 2009: Launches new MarshallPhoto.com Web site
• 2008: Duncan Miller Gallery / Los Angeles (Jim Marshall platinum prints)
• 2008: Gallery 291 / San Francisco (platinum prints)
• 2008: 7 For All Mankind Gallery / New York (Jim included in Tim Mantoani exhibit, Behind Photographs, Archiving Photographic Legends)