A TRUE MUSIC LEGEND
Born in London in 1923, he spent most of his childhood in hospital. As such, Jim didn’t benefit from a formal education and began working at age 13.
Music became the focus of his life, and in 1960 Jim opened a drum shop. ‘All the drummers used to bring their groups in with them, which is how I got to meet guitarists like Pete Townshend and Ritchie Blackmore,’ Jim revealed.
Jim quickly became aware that the guitarists were all searching for a sound they just couldn’t find. ‘So, I decided to put together a small team to build a valve amplifier, with the specific sound the lads were after,’ Jim recalled.
The first Marshall head was built in September 1962. It was an instant hit. Marshall amps soon became the world’s ultimate rock amplifier. They still are. But now they appeal to artists from all music genres.
Throughout his career, Jim devoted countless hours and a huge amount of money to charities for disabled and underprivileged children. Sadly, after a truly remarkable 88 years, Jim left us on April 5th 2012 to make heaven a much louder place.
JIM MARSHALL LIVED FOR MUSIC. HE LOVED IT. THE PEOPLE. THE LIFESTYLE. AND HIS AMAZING LEGACY WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON.
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