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IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Art & Photography Silver Medal
Independent Publisher Book Award ("IPPY") - West-Pacific Regional Non-Fiction Gold Medal
PubWest Design Award - Photography Book Bronze Medal

“This gorgeous oversized book documents the era through iconic images—the Beatles at Candlestick Park in '66, the Grateful Dead at a mobbed street fair in '68, Hendrix torching his guitar at Monterey Pop. Just as illuminating are verité shots of street life, hippies and straights rubbing wary shoulders as the Age of Aquarius, for a magic moment, dawned over them all.”
—Rolling Stone, named one of 10 Best Music Books of 2014

“Nobody covered the scene like Marshall...He was known globally for his music photography—over a 50-year career he created legendary images in the 100s, running in countless magazine features, more than 500 album covers, and more than a few books. Who else has won a Grammy for photography? That’s right, no one... a bold, beautiful book.”

“A treasure trove of visual reporting on the brave new psychedelic world…. Whether it’s shots of Jerry Garcia and his intrepid crew playing for — and blending with — the Haight Street crowds, a be-robed Allen Ginsberg ecstatically waving to the masses at the Human Be-In, John Lennon and San Francisco Chronicle scribe Ralph J. Gleason backstage at Candlestick Park or soul brothers Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix conferring at the Monterey Pop fairgrounds, Marshall had an uncanny knack for being at the center of the action without ever losing his perspective — or his talent…. It was a time when the world changed — and then changed again, as it always has. But Jim Marshall never blinked. His aim was true.”
—SF Chronicle

“The late Robin Williams famously said that if you remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. It’s a good thing, then, that ­Marshall had his camera with him. The famed rock photographer, who died in 2010, was the premier chronicler of the 1960s and 1970s music scene, particularly in San Francisco. His work in the Haight-­Ashbury district at that heady time is presented here in a fantastic oversize collection. Pictures of icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison are immediately recognizable, but photos of some of the forgotten places and faces of the period are superb as well. The images are almost all black and white and are reproduced beautifully. Several fold-out pages are dedicated to certain major artists Marshall captured, including Hendrix and Joplin as well as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Beatles (from their final concert in 1966). Selvin (Here Comes the Night) adds brief but detailed essays throughout the work that complement the photographs very nicely. ­VERDICT Baby boomers and rock fans of all ages will be transported back in time in the pages of this book.”
—Library Journal

“San Francisco wasn't the center of the rock universe when Jim Marshall moved there in 1964, but the photographer must have sensed something amazing was about to happen. Within a year of his arrival, bands like the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company began gigging around town—and Marshall was there to capture all of it on camera...astonishing treasure trove of unseen photos from the Haight-Ashbury days.”
—Rolling Stone

"...showcases pictures Marshall took from about 1965 to 1968, when Haight-Ashbury went from a quietly run-down fringe area to the most famous neighborhood in America: Hippie Central.For Marshall, it was also home...Marshall got such access because he was a part of the scene. He didn't just take the Beatles' picture; he hung out with them."

"Jim Marshall caught the spirit of the age in a camera eye.”
—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“...lots of live concerts and behind-the-scenes photos of young rockstars with careers on the rise. There are also portraits, protests, reportage: Marshall shot it all. That's what makes this book so great: the top-to-bottom, inside-out coverage of the entire scene. He gives us a real taste of what it was like to be in the midst of things.”
—Mother Jones

“It was the Summer of Love. Vietnam War protests were in full swing, the Hippie movement had taken root, and the Beatles were America’s soundtrack, and all of it was captured in its black, white and color glory by rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall.”
—ABC News

“It shows everything that was going on, not just the music but the antiwar protests, the interracial marriages, the drug scene.”
—San Francisco CBS Local


About the Author

Jim Marshall (1936-2010) is world-renowned as the pioneer of rock-and-roll photography. A principal photographer at Woodstock and the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles’ final concert, he immortalized bands such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane before they became household names. His unlimited access to musicians allowed him to capture some of the most iconic images in music history. In 2014, Marshall became the first and only photographer to be honored by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his life’s work.

Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of over 12 other books, including the #1 New York Times best seller Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (with Sammy Hagar) and the classic best-selling account of the Haight in the sixties Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD, Free Love, and High Times in the Wild West. A close friend of Jim Marshall, Selvin has worked on virtually every book Marshall has produced since their 1992 collaboration, Monterey Pop. He lives in San Francisco

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