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
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