10 Best Music Books of 2014

From the stage to the page: The year's best biographies, rock crit, photo essays and more

'The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: The Photography of Jim Marshall,' by Joel Selvin
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10. 'The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: The Photography of Jim Marshall,' by Joel Selvin

Jim Marshall, one of rock & roll's greatest photographers, was at counter-culture ground zero in San Francisco in the mid-to-late Sixties. This gorgeous oversized book documents the era through iconic images — the Beatles at Candlestick Park in '66, the Grateful Dead at a mobbed street fair in '68, Hendrix torching his guitar at Monterey Pop. Just as illuminating are verité shots of street life, hippies and straights rubbing wary shoulders as the Age of Aquarius, for a magic moment, dawned over them all. By Will Hermes