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© Jim Marshall Photography LLC

B.B. KING, ALBERT KING & BOBBY BLUE BLAND

MICK JAGGER

LITTLE RICHARD

THELONIOUS MONK, DIZZY GILLESPIE & GERALD WILSON

ODETTA & ELIZABETH COTTON

JOHN COLTRANE

MUDDY WATERS

B.B. KING, ALBERT KING & BOBBY BLUE BLAND

Backstage at Circle Star Theatre in Redwood City, California

"Thank god I had black and white film loaded in my camera that night, because the color of the walls, the carpet, and couch were the most atrocious shit color I've seen. B.B. didn't want to be disturbed, so the dressing room was locked while we were doing the pictures. The three of them are very good friends, and they were all on the same bill that night.  Why they're all laughing should be left to the imagination."

- Jim Marshall

 

MICK JAGGER

Relaxing backstage with Jack Daniel's, 1972

“The thing about Jagger that isn’t obvious is that he’s very aware of everything that goes on in all aspects of the tour. He’s not just a great musician, he’s a genius.”

- Jim Marshall

 

LITTLE RICHARD

Backstage at the San Francisco Civic Center, 1971

“I don’t know Little Richard at all, but God knows there’s only one Little Richard. He seems like a very nice man. This was taken backstage at San Francisco Civic Center in 1971. The show headlined Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley. I wanted to do a portrait of the three of them together, but Chuck didn’t want to do it, so I never got the shot.” 

- Jim Marshall

 

THELONIOUS MONK, DIZZY GILLESPIE & GERALD WILSON

Monterey Jazz Festival, 1963

In the 1950s, when the Civil Rights movement was heating up, Dizzy served as an official ambassador for the US State Department.  He toured the world showcasing jazz, America, and humanity. Look at the two buttons on Dizzy’s coat: one stands for equality, and the other is Freedom Now, which was the cry of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) during the 1960s Civil Rights movement. During the 1964 presidential campaign, Gillespie put himself forward as an independent write-in candidate.

 

ODETTA & ELIZABETH COTTON

Berkeley Folk Festival, 1978

“Odetta, a major influence on Dylan, Joan Baez, and Janis, backstage greeting Elizabeth Cotton at Berkeley Folk Festival. I shot Liz Cotton at Newport years before this. She’d been working as a domestic for a long time, and was almost forgotten before she was rediscovered. ‘Freight Train’ was her most well-known song.”

- Jim Marshall

 

JOHN COLTRANE

Rudy Van Gelder's studio, 1963.

“I shot John Coltrane at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New York during an ABC Records session for Impulse in 1963. He’s listening to the playback of ‘Nancy (With the Laughing Face)’.”

- Jim Marshall

 

MUDDY WATERS

Backstage at a small club near Chicago

“Muddy Waters backstage at some club in a small town near Chicago. Columbia Records sent me there; Johnny Winter was producing a live album for him. I shot Muddy a lot before. He was a real gentleman and a very influential musician. Probably got cheated out of millions over the years, like a lot of the blues guys.”

- Jim Marshall

 

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