Covering one of the most unforgettable moments in modern history—and including striking images of twentieth-century icons such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, Grace Slick, and more—The Haight is an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s iconic Sixties-era San Francisco photography.
The counter-culture movement of the 1960s—and the wellspring of creativity it fostered—is one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. The footprint of that movement reverberates strongly today in music, fashion, literature, and social issues, to name a few. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, California’s Haight-Ashbury grew in the sixties from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself.
Legendary photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did. Renowned for his powerful portraits of some of the greatest musicians of the era, Marshall covered Haight-Ashbury with the same unique eye that allowed him to amass a staggering archive of rock-and-roll photography and Grammy recognition for his life’s work. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshall’s Haight-Ashbury work is stunningly displayed: live concerts, powerful candids, intimate sessions with icons of the day, street scenes, crash pads, alleyways, and the human be-in, all culminating in the definitive photographic record of a watershed moment in time.
Featuring hundreds of images of everyone from Bill Graham, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane to Donovan, The Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, and Timothy Leary, The Haight tells the complete and comprehensive story of the street, creative, cultural, and revolutionary aspects of the day. Written by bestselling San Francisco music journalist Joel Selvin, the story behind each and every one of these incomparable images is disclosed through an intimate and revealing narrative, lending the images a fascinating context and prospective.
Bold and beautifully crafted, The Haight captures the full scope and nuance of Marshall’s San Francisco photography and offers fresh insight into the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and beyond.
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About the Author
Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of over twleve 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
MASSIVE KUDOS to Team Marshall! "THE HIAGHT: Love, Rock and Revolution" is truly an inspiration for anyone who wants to understand what it means to put yourself on the line, get right up in the face of your passion and ,,, fire away. And to think the spirit of Jim Marshall lives on soooo robustly in this book dug from the suitcased archives hidden forgotten ... somewhere Jim Marshall smiles and raises a glass of "brown whiskey" .... or three... It was an honor to know him. He changed my life. This book is so full of life (I LOVE how it looks, like a visual pummeling of sparks and mud and incense and beehives and skinny ties). Speaking of love and horniness and social satire ... those were linchpins for Jim's work. THE HAIGHT does him a great justice; offers respect. I don't know, the way it's laid out, there's something honed-down and honorable about it. A beautiful and worthy moment captured by a romantic assassin -- who shot time and made it stand for something.
Although I was not around to experience the musical and cultural revolution of the sixties in San Francisco, The Haight: Love Rock and Revolution offers the most up-close and personal portrayal of what it must have been like to have lived it. The book gives us an extensive collection of Jim Marshall's photography and what he captured - the timeless musicians, the fashion, the protests and the people of San Francisco. It is a chronicle of one of the most exciting and unique decades in America. Jim Marshall's photography is unlike anything else; it's organic, uncut and above all, it is honest. It's due to Marshall's skill as a photographer and his authentic approach to his work, that makes this book more than a compilation of historical images. What's really striking about is the energy that he was able to capture - the feeling of an iconic era.
Flashback! Wow! This is it! The sixties. Love, Rock and Revolution! Jim hist the spot and captures the moment! Hightly recommended. Peace! Out!
Those Sixties flashbacks. Now in print! FLASHBACK: A hallucination or sensation originally induced by LSD or other drugs but recurring after the drug experience has ended. Having lived through the Summer of Love, coming of age at the time and frequenting the mecca city of psychedelic rock and roll, I'm sure glad Jim Marshall was at the forefront with his camera, capturing amazing images. Iconic photos of Hendrix setting his guitar on fire, The Beatles at Candlestick Park, Joplin seated atop her painted Porsche, Dylan at City Lights, the Airplane, the Dead, Big Brother & Quicksilver performing in Golden Gate Park, the Fillmore concerts, the Love-Ins, Be-Ins, the streets of Haight-Ashbury. And with Joel Selvin's behind-the-scenes stories to complement the visuals, this is quite a book to treasure. Yes, I had to have been there because (in reference to the late Robin Williams' famous quote about the Sixties) I remembered none of it! Until now. Thanks for reviving my memories.
Jim Marshall takes us on an amazing journey. A guy with a Leica camera and a master's eye, Jim was there, in the heart of San Francisco in the Sixties, recording the energy and people that shaped the social and cultural landscape. "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution" is a gorgeous romp through the crowded streets of the center of the Sixties' universe. Coupled with the wonderful narrative by Joel Selvin, this book is a quintessential guide to some of the immense changes that continue to influence our lives today. What a beautiful book and what a great ride!