Jim Marshall, creator of Marshall Amps, dies at age 88
Rock and roll has lost another legend. Jim Marshall, the creator and founder of Marshall amplifiers, has died at age 88.
Nicknamed the “Lord Of Loud”, a statement posted reads, “Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born.” The “forefathers” include Marshall, Les Paul, Leo Fender and Seth Lover.
Marshall was born in London in 1923 and went on to found Marshall Amplification in 1962. His company released a statement saying, “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.”
I personally own a and it has served me well over the years. I think today is a good today to turn it on and crank it up. Rest in peace, Mr. Marshall, and thanks for the loud.