Thursday, April 5, 2012

Heaven Will Now Go To 11: R.I.P. Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, The Man Behind The Stack, has passed away at 88.  His battle with cancer was ended with a series of strokes.  The working drummer invented his first amp in the '60's, and by the end of his storied career had been awarded the Order of the British Empire.  He was nicknamed the 'Father Of Loud", and as founder of Marshall Amplification, he was the power behind the throne for generations of guitarists, from Jimi Hendrix to J. Mascis, and leaves a proud legacy, and a company that states: "Where he is going is about to get louder"...

(photo of J. Mascis courtesy of Gordon Withers, Washington, DC 2010)

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