Guitar amplifier pioneer Jim Marshall dies aged 88

JIM MARSHALL POSES WITH AN AMPLIFIER AT MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT.LONDON (Reuters) - Jim Marshall, dubbed the “Lord of Loud” for his pioneering work on guitar amplifiers used by some of the greatest names in rock music, has died aged 88. A spokeswoman for the company he founded said he passed away in Milton Keynes, southeast England, on Thursday morning. She could not confirm reports that he had been suffering from cancer and had a series of strokes. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall,” said a statement on his company’s website. …

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