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New music exhibition at the Milton Keynes Museum – MKFM 106.3FM

Following the success of the 2021 Wired For Sound exhibition at the Milton Keynes Museum, the historic hub is now hosting a second musical show in its new gallery – a celebration of Marshall Amplification in its 60th year.

Fans will be able to take a closer look at historic musical moments from the archives of one of music’s biggest names, as the Bletchley-based firm takes the opportunity to present many rare and personal exhibits from the collection of its founder, Jim Marshall. .

Through hard work and determination, the company he started in 1962 has become synonymous with service to discerning musicians around the world – from chamber musicians to stadium headliners, they all use Marshall amps .

The show is also an opportunity to learn more about the manufacturing side of the business; Marshall Amplification may be headquartered in Milton Keynes, but its premises in Vietnam are also key to its success.

The Milestone amps on display will include signatures, anniversaries, digital amps and the studio range of classic amps.

Today, Marshall Amplification does more than just power musicians on stage – in recent years it has used its expertise and know-how to grow, and the company now runs its own record label and live agency. , and even has a top studio on place.

“As a brand, Marshall Amplification now sells everything you need to create music, listen to music, and enjoy music,” said Marshall Managing Director Jon Ellery, “We’re thrilled to be able to sharing milestone moments and pieces of brand history with music fans, and doing so in our anniversary year makes it all the more special.

“It’s also the perfect way to turn up the volume and remember the man behind the name, and I know Jim would be delighted to see his work celebrated at the Milton Keynes museum, in the town where he calls his home .”

The show is organized in collaboration with Wired For Sound, which will take the opportunity to focus on the history of the National Bowl, the iconic venue that has hosted world famous artists such as Michael Jackson, U2, Foo Fighters, Queen , Black Sabbath and Bon Jovi over its four-decade history.

Many never-before-seen images will be exhibited, as well as rare memorabilia.

“We had a brilliant response to the show and the book release last year, and this exhibit is yet another opportunity to remember the wealth of talent that has come through the new town,” said Sammy Jones, author of Wired For Sound and founder of the Milton Keynes Music Archive.

“We have such an incredible musical heritage here, and this show will be a welcome opportunity to celebrate it once again. Bring the noise!

The exhibition will take place during the usual hours of the Museum.

For more information, visit Wired for Facebook Sound or miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk.