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HENDRIX AND DEAD FREE CONCERTS, LSD, "THE HIPPIE," AND THE RISE OF MODERN COUNTERCULTURE ARE CHRONICLED IN THE HAIGHT: LOVE, ROCK AND REVOLUTION - THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JIM MARSHALL

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The counterculture movement of the 1960s is one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined milestones of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of the social revolution, "the Haight" grew from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon.

Legendary photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicled the movement as perhaps no one else did. Armed with his trusted Leica M4 camera and unlimited access, Jim Marshall 's intimate and distinct style has made him one of the most celebrated photographers in the world, earning him the Grammy Trustees Award for his lifework.

Marshall's new book, The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution (Insight Editions) is a stunning collection of never-before-seen photographs of San Francisco in the 1960s that captures the essence of the era through Jim Marshall's lens. The book features hundreds of previously unseen photographs of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, to Bill Graham, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and other icons of the 1960's counterculture movement.

Written by best-selling author, and longtime San Francisco Chronicle music journalist, Joel Selvin, The Haight shows the rise of the counterculture movement leading into the 'Summer of Love' like it's never been seen before: live concerts, powerful candids, intimate portraits, street scenes, crash pads, and more. The Haight is a bold and beautiful collection capturing the full scope and nuance of Marshall's unmatched photography.

About Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall is an American born photojournalist regarded 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 artists such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix 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 photographer to posthumously receive an honorary GRAMMY Trustees Award for documenting the evolution of music over a period of five decades. Marshall passed away in 2010, and his archive is owned and operated by his long-time assistant Amelia Davis in San Francisco, CA. (www.jimmarshallphotographyllc.com)

About Joel Selvin

Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of more than twelve 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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