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03/24/2010

Jim Marshall, photographer of Woodstock, Cash, Dylan and others, dies at 74 [updated]

March 24, 2010 |  3:37 pm

Jim Marshall, a photographer known for his iconic images of rock 'n' roll musicians beginning in the early 1960s when he shot Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village and continuing through Woodstock and beyond, has died. He was 74.   

A new book of photographs by Marshall and Timothy White, "Match Prints," was released earlier this month, and a book party had been scheduled for Wednesday evening in New York City. A spokeswoman for the John Varvatos boutique, where the event was scheduled to take place, confirmed Marshall's death.

[updated 3:50 p.m.: According to the Associated Press, Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York, confirmed Marshall's death on Wednesday. Zych said Marshall apparently died alone in his sleep in his New York City hotel room.]

Marshall gained fame for his photos of such performers as Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers. You can see his work at his website, www.marshallphoto.com.

We'll post more information as it becomes available.

-- Claire Noland

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