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It is with great sadness that the founder of the renowned Marshall amplification business, Mr. Jim Marshall has passed away at the grand age of 88. He is best known for his development of the amp for which has been used by countless globally-known guitarists, regarded as the amplification pioneer and known by an elegant colloquailism in respect to music 'talk'; 'The Father of Loud'.
Born in 1923 in the area of Acton in West London, Jim was brought into music by his fellow bloodline owing to being established music hall artists, but his childhood was devastatingly dogged by tubercular bones thus hospitalising him and as such lead to a depletion in his level of edication, whilst resulting in his ommittance from national service during the Second World War, but coincidentally focused on becoming a vocalist and drummer owing to the lack of musicians at the time. Daily he worked as an electric engineer and thus aided with his sensational enthusiasm for music lead to the portable amplifier, thus the legacy became born.
Bettering his drumming skills enabled Marshall to teach upcoming musicians which led them to become world-renowned musicians, such as Mitch Mitchell who went on to play for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and also Micky Underwood who went on to drum for the late legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.
His business life started by owning a music shop in Hanwell initially selling drums and then shifting his sales into the guitar realm; leading to guitarists such as Ritchie Blackmore and Pete Townshend purchasing from him, leading to his reputation as a successful business musician being established further. The Marshall amplifier became a reality upon recruiging Dudley Craven whose expertise had resided in the Record Label EMI; thus leading to Marshall Amplification LTD being established in 1962.
1984 saw Marshall being awarded the "Queens Award For Export", bestowed by our present Queen Elizabeth II, he has also been honoured in receival of his OBE (Order of the British Empire).
All at Global Metal Network pass our respect and condolences to Jim Marshall's siblings, family and friends.
_JAMES CHARLES "JIM" MARSHALL (OBE)
(29TH JULY 1923 - 5TH APRIL 2012)
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