Tuesday, 10 April 2012

RIP: Father Of Loud


Sad news belatedly written here of Dr Jim Marshall OBE, the man largely responsible for developing the rock sound through his legendary line of guitar amplifiers and speakers, who recently died.

It's never good to hear when musicians die and the same has to be said about the engineers and technologists who are also responsible for the things we hear and take for granted. I remember feeling similarly upset when I heard about Bob Moog a few years ago and I hope people feel sit up and notice the passing of a great British pioneer in sound.

Marshall's website carries a lovely obituary on their website: http://marshallamps.com/

Rest in peace, good sir.