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19.12.2014

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Considered one of the most important photographers of the rock ’n’ roll era, Jim Marshall (1936–2010) not only portrayed the great musicians of his time, but also documented the San Francisco district where he lived for many years: Haight-Ashbury. Amelia Davis, who administers the photographic estate at Jim Marshall Photography LLC, has selected five pictures. More can be seen in the photo book "Jim Marshall: The Haight. Love, Rock and Revolution", that is also introduced in LFI 1/2015.

The photo above was taken at a Jimi Hendrix free concert in the Panhandle in San Francisco, June 19,1967 . This was not a planned concert. The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Grateful Dead commandeered the equipment from Monterey Pop and brought it up to San Francisco the next day and played. The rest is history!

All photos: © Jim Marshall Photography LLC
This photograph of Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead and Freewheeling Frank was taken during the set up of a free concert in the Panhandle in San Francisco, 1967. Freewheeling Frank was the secretary of the Hells Angles motorcycle group San Francisco Chapter. The Hells Angles often was the security for the free concerts in the Panhandle. Freewheeling Frank played the tambourin in many of the concerts.
Jim Marshall was the only photographer to take a photograph with Janis Joplin and Grace Slick in the frame together. This was taken at Grace Slick’s apartment in San Francisco, 1967. The media always touted that Grace Slick and Janis Joplin were rivals and did not like each other. This was made up as you can see from this photograph they had a strong friendship especially since they were the only two female lead singers in a male dominated world.
The height of the Haight Ashbury hippie counterculture was 1967. Many people who lived outside of San Francisco would drive into the city and gawking at the hippies. Jim missed nothing and photographed everything!
By 1968 the Haight Ashbury days were over. The Grateful Dead moved out of their digs on Ashbury Street and  the “Death of the Hippie” was celebrated. The Haight was over in San Francisco but the movement continued to spread throughout the United Staes and the World.
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