In honour of the late Jim Marshall OBE

Jim Marshall OBE, Founder and Chairman of Marshall Amplification plc, will forever live on in our memories as a man who lived life to the fullest and created one of the worlds most recognised brands in music. This site celebrates Jim's long and illustrious life.

Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for the 'Sound of Rock’ is a true rags to riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also includes the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.

In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

While the entire Marshall Amplification family mourns Jim’s passing and will miss him tremendously, we all feel richer for having known him and are happy in the knowledge that he is now in a much better place which has just got a whole lot louder!

Rest in peace & thank you Jim.

Your memory; the music and joy your amps have brought to countless millions for the past five decades; and that world-famous, omnipresent script logo that proudly bears your name will always live on.

Your Messages. Leave message

We’ve created this site as a place for everyone to remember Jim and his legacy, as such we’ve created a board where we welcome you to leave a message in memory of Jim.

Friends of Jim. View more

Joe Brown

Jim was a great friend of mine, a brother Water Rat and a lovely man. As far as we are all concerned Jim Marshall was the man ... more

Rachel Ray - Daughter of Water Rat Dick Ray

The fellow Water Rats are sadly missing a great Brother Rat. I had the pleasure of meeting you in 2009 at The Grand Order of ... more

Joe Satriani

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. We will salute him today at our G3 show here in Australia. ... more

The Jim Marshall Gallery. View more