|Tributes to Jim Marshall From Ealing's Music Scene|
and announcement of first gig of The Ealing Club coming up
Today, we had scheduled an update of all the events and activities related to the Ealing Club and the Blue Plaque which everybody on this mailing list has helped achieve, in some small way.
Unfortunately, this morning we heard that the founder of Marshall Amplification, Jim Marshall passed away at the age of 88.
For all those that appreciate Rock music, Jim Marshall's contribution does not have to be restated.
His amps are quite simply recognised as the sound of Rock
J & T Marshall, the music shop from Hanwell was advertised in same issues of Jazz News that Alexis Korner, used to advertise the first "Rhythm and Blues" nights at Hanwell. And the first Marshall amps were first tested in the Ealing Club in mid 1962.
Perhaps the greatest tribute we could offer to Jim and to his son, Terry who has been participating throughout the Blue Plaque Campaign, is to update everybody on the first of the Ealing Club gigs at the Red Room, the Ealing Blues Festival and the Ealing Club Exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor.
We are sure Jim Marshall and Terry would be delighted to know that all these events are being planned. So please book your tickets for the 26th April.
5th April 2012