3/24/2010

RIP: Jim Marshall

Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall died in his sleep on March 24th in a New York City hotel room. No cause of death has been announced.

Marshall, an iconic artist whose career spanned 50 years, is credited with some 500 album covers. His best known images include Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967, Johnny Cash giving the finger at San Quentin Prison in 1969, and the cover of The Allman Brothers' Fillmore East album.

A California resident, Marshall was in New York City at the time of his death for a photography-related event. He was 74 years old.

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