BOOK REVIEW: THE HISTORY OF MARSHALL: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS

BOOK REVIEW: THE HISTORY OF MARSHALL: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS

MICHAEL DOYLE AND NICK BOWCOTT
(HAL LEONARD)
Essential reading for musicians, technicians and collectors alike.
8/10

From the back of a small music store in London, Marshall Amplifications has grown from its humble origins to becoming the foremost manufacturers of musical amplification equipment in the world, defining the sound of generations of rock guitarists. Twenty years on from Michael Doyle’s first Marshall book, The First Fifty Years is an updated and revised edition of The History Of Marshall, published in 1993 and features additional insight and a deep Marshall knowledge from co-author Nick Bowcott. This book tells the remarkable life story of Jim Marshall and documents the numerous innovations in the development of the amplifiers from the famous stack to the most current offerings. This full colour illustrated edition is impressively expanded on the first volume, bringing the company’s history and products up to date. With 47 detailed chapters and hundreds of images including rare amplifiers and historical documents, this book proves to be a definitive account of one of the worlds leading amplification manufacturers.

By Paula Frost

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