Rock Photog Jim Marshall Dies at 74

Captured Hendrix, Dylan, Joplin, many more
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2010 8:15 PM CDT
Rock Photog Jim Marshall Dies at 74
Photographer Jim Marshall is seen in a 2002 photo.   (AP Photo)

Jim Marshall, whose iconic photography captured many of the stars of rock and roll’s 1960s heyday, died in his sleep last night at 74, Rolling Stone reports; cause of death is still unknown. Marshall shot everyone from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis to the Beatles, Janis Joplin to the Rolling Stones; images from his collection can be seen here.

Marshall’s connection with the stars he photographed was illuminated in an interview last year with the magazine. Speaking of Joplin, he said, “You could just call her at home and be like, ‘We have to take some pictures,’ and she’d say, ‘OK! Come over!’ She trusted me and knew I had her best interests at heart. I only wanted to make her look good.”
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