Marshall Amps Invites Fans to ‘Play Tribute’ to Father of Loud
Saturday 5th April 2014 marks the second anniversary of the passing of legendary ‘Father of Loud’ Jim Marshall OBE, creator of ‘the world’s loudest guitar amplifiers’.
In tribute to their founder, the Bletchley-based manufacturer is offering five guitarists the opportunity to pay homage by taking part in a ‘Father Of Loud’ Day memorial.
Unsung players and fans will have the chance to play a part in a personal, intimate and commemorative event that will be held at the MK Rose Pillar, a public space that was built in dedication to Jim Marshall and unveiled in CampbellPark, Milton Keynes last year.
Jim created the first Marshall Amplifier, the iconic JTM45, at his music shop in West London in 1962, and from there he created a unique tone which became synonymous with loud rock ‘n’ roll throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. Today, his creations are used by some of the world’s most renowned guitarists and bands, from Jimi Hendrix and Randy Rhoads to Kasabian and Airbourne.
Jon Ellery, Managing Director at Marshall Amps, said: “Jim’s ethic was to always listen to his customers, no matter what their stature, so we decided there was no better way to commemorate his life than to provide this great opportunity for his loyal fans and customers.”
To get involved, guitarists playing any genre or style can submit a YouTube video of their best performance, and five entrants will then be selected and invited to perform individually at the event on 5th April.
Marshall’s Product Demonstrator, Chris George, will host and perform at the event, which will also be attended by friends, family and colleagues of Jim Marshall to mark this day of remembrance and celebrate what Marshall means to so many.
The competition goes live on Friday 14th March and entries must be submitted by 28th March 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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