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Paul McCartney has shot a video paying tribute to Jim Marshall, inventor of the Marshall amplifier, who passed away recently at the age of 88.  The clip shows the Beatles legend and his backing band rocking out to an instrumental version of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Foxy Lady,” with Macca and Rusty Anderson on guitar, Brian Ray on bass, keyboardist Wix Wickens playing an accordion and drummer Abe Laborial Jr. shaking a tambourine.

McCartney then signals the group to stop playing and addresses the camera, saying, “This goes to the family and the friends of…the great Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amps.  Jim made it loud. We want to thank [Jim.]  Man, we love you. Our tribute to you.”

McCartney and his band mates then kick back into the song and begin to walk out of frame, while the camera zooms in to reveal that the musicians had been standing in front of a stack of Marshall amps. 

You can see the video at PaulMcCartney.com and on McCartney’s official YouTube channel.

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