Three iconic brands that changed popular music
The 5th of April this year marked 6 years since the passing away of Jim Marshall, the man behind Marshall amplifiers. The same Marshall amplifiers that defined generations of rock music loudness and swagger. But mostly loudness. We’ve heard all the great guitar players talk about their love for Marshall amplifiers - like the JCM800 from the 1980s to the Marshall 1959 Super Leads used by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.
Today, let’s take a look at three iconic brands that changed popular music, and their journeys towards success. Jim Marshall and guitar- makers Gibson and Fender. These companies and their owners have left an indelible mark on music.