JIM MARSHALL – A BIT ABOUT ‘THE FATHER OF LOUD’ by RICH MALOOF
The title of this post says quite a bit about the man responsible for the sound that Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and even Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins, to name just a few, came to make their own. Jim Marshall, R.I.P.
I’m usually not one who deals very well with even the mention of the word [email protected]+#. Concerning it, I’ve never had sadder times in my life. I’m hoping, Lord willing, that I still have a bit of time left on this Earth, upon this treadmill I call life, to get various things accomplished that I would like to do. Only time will tell. I haven’t made any mention of all the guitarists and musicians of late who have stepped away from the planet as that’s just not my gig (see 1st sentence above).
However, if you’re into keeping up on thoses types of things, have I got a link for you! Also, this is where I’m making a special exception to the rule about any stories concerning the d-word. An important contributor to Jackaboutguitars, Author & Noteworthy Guitarist Rich Maloof, who wrote a biography of Jim Marshall called “The Father of Loud,” was just recently interviewed by Anchor Marco Werman of BBC/PRI’s ‘The World’.