It started with an annoyed customer. In 1965, Pete Townshend, head and guitarist of the rock band The Who, was looking for a better amplifier. So he asked the dealer he trusted if he could build one for him.
Jim Marshall could – and the result changed rock music as well as Marshall’s life. In the decades that followed, the legendary guitar amplifiers of the former drum teacher accompanied the rise of Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – and Marshall formed a company that was recognized worldwide.
The British cult brand still exists and is now run by the daughter of the founder, who died in 2012. Victoria Marshall cannot ignore technical progress – and the best evidence of this is cream-colored, weighs three kilos and goes by the name Kilburn Cream.