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  • Jim Marshall, creator of the Marshall amp, dies aged 88

    04/05/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 70 replies
    Guardian ^ | 05 APR 12 | Michael Hann
    The man who gave rock one of its key visual and sonic props has died. Jim Marshall, known as "The Father of Loud" for inventing the Marshall amplifier, was 88 years old. Marshall was a drummer and drum teacher who used his earnings to set up a music shop in west London in 1960. Among his customers were the likes of Ritchie Blackmore and Pete Townshend, and it was through talking to them that Marshall realised there was a gap in the market for a guitar amplifier cheaper than the American-made models popular at the time. When, at Townshend's request,...