Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jim Marshall inventor of the Marshall amp R.I.P.

If you have ever been to a rock/pop concert then you have met Jim Marshall. Maybe not the man himself, but the extension of the man, the Marshall amp.
The man himself was born in 1923 in London, England he had started out as a drummer, then went into business and founded Marshall Amplification in 1962.
He is known as the "Lord of Loud" and he started making the amps as a cheaper alternative to U.S. imports. Soon after legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton were using his amps.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of 
our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim 
Marshall," said a statement on the company's website.

"While mourning the Guv'nor though, we also salute a 
legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life."

Tributes have been pouring in as well Slash former guitarist for 

Guns n Roses posted on Twitter: "R & R will never be the same 

w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!"

Jim with Ringo Starr

His company said in a written tribute: "Your memory, 

the music and joy your amps have brought to 

countless millions for the past five decades and that 

world-famous, omnipresent script logo that proudly 

bears your name will always live on."

Mr Jim Marshall was 88 years old when he passed and 

here is an album cover that I remember from my 

Rest in Peace Mr Marshall

Written by

Anthony Nadeau

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