The Prison Concerts: Folsom and San Quentin (Jim Marshall's Photographs of Johnny Cash)

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2019-01-31 10:30:00
10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Sun. until February 1
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Grammy Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
213-765-6800
In the new book Johnny Cash at Folsom & San Quentin: Photographs by Jim Marshall, which includes a great foreword by singer Marty Stuart and text by Scott B. Bomar, there is, of course, a chapter dedicated to "The Finger." Accounts of why Cash flipped the bird have always varied, and the infamous shot wasn't really widely used until the 1990s. But it's just one of many black-and-white and color images of Cash performing in prisons in 1968 and 1969 that are featured in the Grammy Museum's new exhibit, "The Prison Concerts: Folsom and San Quentin (Jim Marshall's Photographs of Johnny Cash)." Marshall, who died in 2010, was Woodstock's chief photographer and also was responsible for more than 500 album covers. Both the book and the exhibition capture not only Cash but the Carter Family, Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers, in addition to Cash interacting with inmates, namely Glen Sherley, whose song "Greystone Chapel" was recorded by the country legend. In conjunction with the collection's opening, the museum hosts a panel discussion with Bomar and Marshall's former assistant, Amelia Davis.

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