The Haight

Love, Rock, and Revolution

Written By: Ken Light, Nicholas G. Meriwether, Jim Marshall, Joel Selvin
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. Renowned for his powerful portraits of some of the greatest musicians of the era, Jim Marshall covered Haight-Ashbury with the same unique eye that allowed him to amass a staggering archive of music photography and Grammy recognition for his lifework. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshall’s Haight-Ashbury archive is stunningly displayed. Featuring hundreds of striking images of icons, including Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Allen Ginsberg, and more, The Haight tells the complete and comprehensive story of the street, creative, cultural, and revolutionary aspects of the day. 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.
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 6/22/2021
ISBN: 9781647220525
Pages: 312
Trim Size: 6.687 x 9.25 x 1

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Ken Light, Contributor: Ken Light is an American social documentary photography professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley.

Nicholas G. Meriwether, Contributor: Nicholas G. Meriwether has written on the counterculture, the South, and American literature for a variety of academic and popular publications. He has served as oral historian, archivist, visiting scholar and research fellow at several universities and private foundations. He was educated at Princeton, Cambridge, and the University of South Carolina.

Jim Marshall, Photographer: Jim Marshall (1936-2010) is world renowned as the pioneer of rock-and-roll photography. A principal photographer at Woodstock and the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles’ final concert, he immortalized bands such as the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane before they became household names. In 2014, Marshall recieved a Grammys Trustees Award for his life's work.

Joel Selvin, Author: Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (with Sammy Hagar) and has worked on virtually every book Marshall has produced since their 1992 collaboration, Monterey Pop. He lives in San Francisco.