iGuitar Magazine would like to join the music industry, artists
and fans around the world in paying tribute to a man that truly
helped shaped our world and was a defining influence on music
itself over the past 50 years.
RIP Jim Marshall.
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 ground breaking quartet also included the
late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover - together
with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.
In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless
guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly
humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has
quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.
While the entire Marshall Amplification family mourns Jim's
passing and will miss him tremendously, we all feel richer for
having known him and are happy in the knowledge that he is now in a
much better place which has just got a whole lot louder!
Rest in Peace & thank you Jim.
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.
Marshall Amps have set up a Facebook Page in his memory