To say it's rare for a photographer to publish his proof sheets is an understatement. It's almost unheard of. As Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic Joel Selvin says in his excellent introduction, "Proof sheets are like a look behind the curtain at the Wizard of Oz."
This extraordinary book is laid out with the proof sheet of a film roll on the left page of each spread and, on the right, the selected shot from the roll -- such as a doleful Janis Joplin backstage holding her Southern Comfort bottle, Bob Dylan rolling a tire down the street in Greenwich Village, Jimi Hendrix in his Sgt. Pepper jacket at Monterey Pop or the Beatles trudging across the field at Candlestick Park at their last live concert. Sharp and pithy anecdotes provide the context for each selected shot. -San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
Jim Marshall has more than 500 album and CD cover photos to his credit. His shots of Woodstock, the Monterey Pop Festival, the Beatles' final concert, and the vibrant youth culture of San Francisco in the 1960s are among the most iconic images of the era. He is the co-author of several books, including Monterey Pop , published by Chronicle Books.
Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of several best-selling books on the subject, and previously collaborated with Jim Marshall on Monterey Pop .