Published On: March 9, 2009

Legendary Music Photographer Jim Marshall Launches

Published On: March 9, 2009
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Legendary Music Photographer Jim Marshall Launches

Jim Marshall has a photographic career that has spanned half a century, as he has captured images for every form of music, shooting over 500 album covers. Now he is making his work available through the e-commerce site Groovy Collectibles LLC.

Legendary Music Photographer Jim Marshall Launches

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Recognized worldwide as one of the preeminent music photographers -- from rock to jazz and almost all points in between -- Jim Marshall 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 rangingfrom The Beatles to Miles Davis.

Now, working extensively with the team at Groovy Collectibles LLC, Jim Marshall has launched the official e-commerce site for the sale of his prints, memorabilia, and related rarities and collectibles. currently offers 160 fine art images for sale: ranging from beautifully printed Silver Gelatin black & white images (think Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop or Johnny Cash flipping the bird); a stunning selection of black and white limited-edition
Platinum prints (such as Monk at his kitchen piano), and highly prized limited-edition Dye Transfer color prints (how about The Who rocking SF Civic Auditorium in 1971?). But this is only the beginning. By early 2010, Marshall plans to feature over300 of Jim's images: some iconic, others relatively unknown but equally striking.

Although Jim is rightly known for his images of jazz and rock music legends (from Ellington to Miles to Coltrane; The Beatles, Dylan and the San Francisco Scene), his wide-ranging portfolio includes remarkable shots of poor families in Appalachia, the 60s Civil Rights movement in Mississippi, the farm workers' advocate César Chávez, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and TV stars such as Michael Douglas and Karl Malden. also sells collectibles, including one-of-a-kind signed magazines
from Jim's personal collection (how about Rolling Stone issues 68 & 69!), a variety of other music-related ephemera, as well as signed copies of Jim's in-print books. In addition to its e-commerce section, offers detailed information on Jim's remarkable life and career, as well on the prints and printmaking process.

Read more including Marshall's full bio on Page 2


Jim Marshall Bio & Career Highlights

• 1936: Born February 3 in Chicago, Illinois
• 1938: Parents move family to SF's Fillmore district
• 1959: Purchases first Leica camera, an M2
• 1960: Photographs John Coltrane at home of 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 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, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and more
• 1969: Photographs numerous iconic images at Woodstock, such as The Who
greeting sunrise
• Photographs recording sessions for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
• Captures famous image of Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin
• Photographs the Allman Brother's At the Fillmore East album cover
• 1971: Shoots Miles Davis at Fillmore West; The Who at SF 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.
Photos by Marshall, text by Eric Lefcowitz
• 1992: Monterey Pop published by Chronicle Books: photos by Marshall, text by Joel
• 1995: September Guitar Player featuring Jim's 1967 black & white headshot of Jimi
Hendrix becomes (and remains) the magazine's single best-selling issue
Announcing - 25 February 2009
• 1996: Photographs Red Hot Chili Peppers for Warner Brothers
• 1997: Bullfinch Press publishes Not Fade Away, with foreword by friend Michael
• 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 the creative process
• 2005: Recipient of MOJO magazine's 2005 Honours List Image Award
• Chronicle Books publishes Jazz, Marshall'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 in February
Recent Exhibits
• 2008: Duncan Miller Gallery / Los Angeles (Jim Marshall Platinum Prints)
• 2008: Gallery 291 / San Francisco (Marshall in Platinum)
• 2008: 7 For All Mankind Gallery / New York (Jim included in Tim Mantoani exhibit:
Behind Photographs, Archiving Photographic Legends)

For questions and more information contact Groovy Collectibles at:
[email protected]

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