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Thursday, April 5, 2012

"The Father Of Loud" Jim Marshall (Founder Of MARSHALL Amps) Dies At The Age Of 88 - Rock In Peace!

Jim Marshall
Today is a sad day in Heavy Music, "The Father Of Loud", Jim Marshall died yesterday (April 5) in London, England at the age of 88. The inventor of the groundbreaking Marshall Amplifier, had cancer and endured a series of strokes, including several that were severe, his son, Terry Marshall said.

“My wife and I were with him when he passed away,” said Terry. “He got cancer toward the end of last year, and had surgery for that, and it came back. He was in a terrible state the last five or six weeks. He’s in a much better place now.”

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash commented; "The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same without him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!"

Known as "The Father of Loud" or "The Lord of Loud", Jim Marshall was an English businessman, and pioneer of guitar amplification. His company, Marshall Amplification, is used by some of the biggest names in rock, producing amplifiers with an iconic status. Marshall received an OBE honour for "services to the music industry and to charity". Marshall has been listed as one of the four forefathers of Rock music equipment along with Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover.

Jim, thank you for changing music forever and may your soul Rock In Peace! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim's family, friends, and everyone at Marshall Amps!

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