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Legendary Music Photographer Jim Marshall to Receive Trustees Award, the Recording Academy's Highest Honor, for His Contribution to Chronicling Music History


January 14, 2014 --
Legendary Music Photographer Jim Marshall to Receive Trustees Award, the Recording Academy's Highest Honor, for His Contribution to Chronicling Music History

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

The estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall announced today that Marshall is being posthumously awarded the Trustees Award from The Recording Academy a Special Merit Award that honors contributions to music in areas other than performance.

Marshall will be given the music industrys highest accolade in the company of his peers, having photographed the Beatles, the Isley Brothers and Kris Kristofferson at early stages in their careers, who will also be accepting awards. The special invitation-only ceremony held during Grammy Week on Saturday, Jan. 25 along with a formal acknowledgment during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Jims photographs, his children, remain indelible memories of the music from a timeless era, and we are so honored that the highest recognition in the music industry is being given to him, said Amelia Davis, manager of Jim Marshall Photography LLC and the sole recipient of Marshalls estate.

During extraordinary times for popular music, Jim Marshall was everywhere that matteredin the Village in New York City with Bob Dylan; at sound check with Hendrix at Monterey Pop; greeting the sunrise at Woodstock with The Who; and probably flipping the bird right back at Johnny Cash once he caught the moment at San Quentin. The list goes on, beginning in the late 1950s, and ending only when he died in 2010.

Jim attributed his ability to capture the authentic, vulnerable and insane moments of the musicians he photographed to the unencumbered access he had with them, says Davis. He was able to spend time with them on planes, backstage and anywhere else he could manage without time limitations and legions of other people telling him what, where or how many minutes to shoot. That and the pureness that came from the lenses of his beloved Leica cameras.

It was this access and keen instinct to be in the right place at the right time that gives Marshall the rare distinction of having shot a photograph of at least one Grammy awardee for each of the 55 years since the Grammys began.

The public will be able to view a newly curated collection - 55 Years of Grammy Award Winners through the lens of Jim Marshall - in an exclusive and limited engagement at the Leica Gallery in West Hollywood (Leica was his camera of choice). The show will be on display from January 24 February 2, with a VIP invitation-only opening night reception on Thursday, January 23rd from 6pm 10pm sponsored by Jack Daniels.

The artists in the 55 Years of Grammy Award Winners through the lens of Jim Marshall include:

1958 - Count Basie
1959 - Duke Ellington
1960 - Ray Charles
1961 - Stan Kenton
1962 - Tony Bennett
1963 - Peter, Paul & Mary
1964 - Louis Armstrong
1965 - Miriam Makeba
1966 - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
1967 - Aretha Franklin
1968 - Simon & Garfunkel
1969 - Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell
1970 - BB King
1971 - Carole King
1972 - Muddy Waters
1973 - Stevie Wonder
1974 - Oscar Peterson
1975 - Dizzy Gillespie
1976 - Boz Saggs
1977 - Stevie Nicks
1978 - Quincy Jones
1979 - Doobie Brothers
1980 - Billy Joel
1981 - John Coltrane
1982 - Willie Nelson
1983 - Michael Jackson
1984 - Elisabeth Cotton
1985 - Wynton Marsalis
1986 - Elton John
1987 - Bruce Springsteen
1988 - Gil Evans
1989 - Bonnie Raitt
1990 - Eric Clapton
1991 - Buddy Guy
1992 - Miles Davis
1993 - Scott Wailand
1994 - Sheryl Crow
1995 - Frank Sinatra
1996 - George Harrison & Ringo Starr
1997 - John Lee Hooker
1998 - Jimmy Page
1999 - Cher
2000 - Shelby Lynne
2001 - Lenny Kravitz
2002 - John Mayer
2003 - June Carter Cash
2004 - Ben Harper
2005 - Sonny Rollins
2006 - Peter Frampton
2007 - Bob Dylan
2008 - Robert Plant
2009 - Booker T. Jones
2010 - Jeff Beck
2011 - Allman Brothers
2012 - Dr. John

About Jim Marshall

Born in 1936, Jim Marshall fell in love with music early, and went on to photograph the worlds pre-eminent jazz, country, folk, blues and rock musicians. For more information on Jim Marshall, his career, or to purchase one of his prints, go to

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