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Jim Marshall's 1967

The GRAMMY Museum celebrates one of the most pivotal years in music — and the photographer who captured it — with a special limited showing of Jim Marshall's 1967. Organized by The San Francisco Arts Commission in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love, the exhibition features a selection of 60 images from the thousands Jim Marshall took while he documented history in the making. This special exhibition will be on display through May 14, 2017.

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Jimi Hendrix performs a free concert in the Panhandle, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, June 1967 © Jim Marshall Photography LLC

  • Second Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery
  • Mar 10, 2017 Through May 14, 2017
  • M-F: 10:30AM - 6:30PM
    S-S: 10:00AM - 6:30PM

We are honored to partner with The San Francisco Arts Commission to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most vibrant moments in music history — the Summer of Love. During that year, Jim Marshall was equally as important as the artists who were making history with their voices and instruments; his instrument was his camera. We are thrilled to celebrate Marshall and his achievements in capturing a memorable moment in music and San Francisco history. - Nwaka Onwusa, GRAMMY Museum Curator

Shown in chronological order, the exhibition, co-curated by SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler and Amelia Davis of Jim Marshall Photography LLC, features a trove of photographs taken by Marshall that capture the vitality of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and the multiple scenes and movements that called San Francisco their home. Visitors can follow Marshall as he photographed some of the most important artists of 1967 — from the Grateful Dead’s last concert in the Haight to an album cover for Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix’s historic free concert in the Panhandle. Marshall was dearly loved and respected by musicians of all genres.

San Francisco was a hotbed for musical exploration and reinvention. "Through his photographs, Jim Marshall told the stories of these artists who were coming up in the San Francisco music scene during this time, the impact the Monterey Pop Festival had on San Francisco and the thousands of music fans and youth who were forever changed by that year. It was an exhilarating time for music, and it’s exciting that visitors to this exhibition will get to relive that through his work. - Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, who played a large role in bringing the exhibition to the GRAMMY Museum

About Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall (1936–2010) spent his life documenting jazz, folk and then rock & roll, and was living and working in San Francisco when California bands such as Moby Grape, Buffalo Springfield, The Charlatans, Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead were at the forefront of solidifying a cultural movement that had its heyday in 1967. He has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the 20th century, creating hundreds of legendary images that came into the public consciousness through magazine features, more than 500 album covers and six books.  Marshall holds the distinction of being the first and only photographer to be honored with The Recording Academy's Trustee Award. Awarded posthumously in 2014, the Special Merit Award is presented to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording. His photographs have captured iconic and candid portraits of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and countless others. In a 2014 article in The New York Times, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz called Marshall, "the rock 'n' roll photographer."

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Jim Marshall’s 1967 was organized by The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. The exhibition will be on display in the GRAMMY Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery on the second floor from March 10, 2017 through May 14, 2017. The exhibition is part of a citywide celebration in San Francisco marking the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

This exhibition is also on display at San Francisco City Hall through June 23, 2017. For more information, click here.

Jim Marshall’s 1967 was made possible through the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts and the Graue Family Foundation.

The GRAMMY Museum is part of a statewide consortium of cultural organizations that are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and exploring its relevancy to our current world. To learn more, visit http://summerof.love/.

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