Thoughts about a fridge(A Marshall Fridge that is!)
Posted by Bo Ellegaard on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
When you visit "RecordPusher-The Shop" in the old town centre of Odense apart from a tasteful interior and the more obvious variety of quality vinyl records of all styles you are almost certain to recognize a Marshall stack albeit a wee smaller than Jeff Hannemann´s 3x6 stacks wall of Slayer.
Bo Ellegaard, the proprietor, likes to keep his drinks cool and cool is just what this Marshall fridge is all about!
Nowadays you can even get Marshall docking stations for your i-pods/phones and also various merchandice carrying the Marshall brand but...but in the early sixties there were only Jim....Jim Marshall that is.
Originally a drummer he sold drums in his London shop and gave drum lessons. Inspired by young guitarists Ritchie Blackmore(Deep Purple) and The Who´s Pete Townsend Jim Marshall started building guitar amplifiers. Together with designers and technicians and with a little inspiration from the imported American Fender Bassman amps sold at exorbitant prices in England Jim Marshall found his sound that became the Marshall Sound.
This early amp the JTM 45 (45 being the wattage output) needed 4 speakers because in the sixties speakers only handled up to 12 w each and the 4x12 cabinet was born.
More handy amps Model 1961 and 1962 were developed together with a new young God about town namely Eric Clapton.
He wanted the Marshall sound to go along with his Gibson Les Paul Standard but the amp should fit in the back of his car. This was the birth of another legend, the Marshall Bluesbreaker Combo and this amp can (and indeed should!) be heard on the eponymous album "John Mayall Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton" (="The Beano album"!) hence the nick name of the amp "The Bluesbreaker"!
The rest, as they say, is history!
So many thoughts just at the glance of a fridge...