I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of legendary concert photographer Jim Marshall this week, who was found dead in a New York hotel room on March 24th at age 74.
Marshall's typically black & white documentary-style photos are some of the most iconic images in rock and roll; his exceptional eye managed to catch some of music's biggest names in the most intimate situations.
Whenever anyone asks me how I got the photographs I did, why I was often the only photographer present or got such unique access I reply simply, ‘Trust.’
— Jim Marshall
Much has already been written about Marshall's death (see here, here, here, and here), so I'll just leave you with a gallery of some of my favorite Jim Marshall photos. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but I think some of these are worth well more than that.
Rest in peace Jim. Your legacy in photos will live forever.
Cash Flipping The Bird || 1969
Garcia Backstage at Woodstock || 1969
I said to him, Johnny, let's do a shot for the warden. I guess flipping the bird was his natural response.
— Jim Marshall
Jim Morrison Smoking || 1968
Hendrix at the Drums || 1967
Dylan Press Conference || 1965
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I recently came across a great post on Earvolution, where David Schultz wrote about what he believes are the “Eleven Most Resonant Live Concert Performances of all Time.”
A group of performances that had relevance beyond the notes that were played and resonated well beyond the time and place of their occurrence.
I liked David's post so much I figured it'd be cool to capture all the great concert videos he recommended so you can watch them right here on Jamtopia.
Here's his list. Just click a link to jump to the concert video…
- U2 from Live Aid at Wembley Stadium (July 13, 1985)
- Michael Jackson on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today & Forever (March 25, 1983)
- Bob Dylan at Newport Folk Festival (July 25, 1965)
- The Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway Free Festival (December 6, 1969)
- The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show (February 9, 1964)
- Phish at Coventry (August 14 & 15, 2004)
- The Doors at Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, FL (March 1, 1969)
- Nirvana on MTV Unplugged (November 19, 1993)
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience at Monterey Pop Festival (June 18, 1967)
- Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII (February 1, 2004)
- James Brown at the Boston Garden (April 5, 1968)
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