Jim Marshall to Receive Unprecedented Grammy Award

December 14, 2013

Jim Marshall, the San Francisco photographer who captured some of the most iconic moments in rock and roll history, will receive a Trustees Award at the 2014 Grammys. He is the first photographer to receive the award.

He will be honored at a special ceremony on January 25th, the night before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards next month, along with Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Rick Hall, the owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

At the same event, the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofersson and the Isley Brothers will receive the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award.

“It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the recording industry,” Neil Portnow, the academy’s president, said in a statement. “Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.”

Some of Marshall’s best-known shots include Johnny Cash raising his middle finger at San Quentin State Prison in 1969, the Beatles walking across the field to their final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966 and Janis Joplin lounging backstage with a bottle of Southern Comfort at the Winterland Ballroom in 1968.

Marshall died in 2010.

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