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Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall dies age 74


Legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall has died at the age of 74.

Rolling Stone reports that Marshall passed away during his sleep (March 23).

Well-known for taking pictures of the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Who, it’s his pictures of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival (pictured) and Johnny Cash’s middle finger salute at San Quentin have become iconic.

Due to take part at an event at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery tonight (March 24), the show will now instead be a memorial of his work.

Collaborating with artists on over 500 album covers, Marshall worked late into his life, taking portraits of people like John Mayer, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz and Velvet Revolver.

Publishing five books during his life, including 2009’s Trust, Marshall was passionate about his work up until the end, saying: “I have no kids, my photographs are my children.”