Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll royalty ranging from the Beatles to Ben Harper at work and in repose, has died. He was 74.

Aaron Zych, a manager at the Morrison Hotel Galleries in New York City,
confirmed Marshall's death on Wednesday (March 24). Zych says Marshall had been scheduled to appear at another gallery on Wednesday night to promote his new book with celebrity photographer Timothy White and apparently died alone in his sleep in his New York City hotel room.

According to his professional Web site, Marshall had more than 500 record
album covers to his credit.

The San Francisco resident was best-known for his iconic images from the
1967 Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock in 1969. His more recent subjects included John Mayer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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