Bands with Vox AC100s, part 3 (K - P)
THE KINGS (i KINGS)
An Italian band with at least two AC100s and one UL760 rig. AC100 serial no. 1980 was bought from Pierpaolo Adda, drummer for the group, in 2009. It is pictured on one of the later AC100s pages. Pierpaolo's name unfortunately will be better known, however, as the owner of a collection of guitars plundered by thieves a couple of years ago. A number of stolen items were recovered by British police at the end of last year (2011).
THE KINKS 1965 - 1968
For the most part the Kinks used AC30s and AC50s, as in the clip from Iceland, below. Pete Quaife (not Cornish), the bassist, is using his trusty small box AC50 with two T60 (or two 2 x 15) cabinets. Click here to view the video on the YouTube site (embedding has been disabled), or play in the player below.
At 2.42 - 2.44 the back panel of the amp is visible. Compare with the examples on this page.
Picture 1: Top of the Pops, November 1964 - two AC80/100s (thick edged boxes) - the trolley is a Mark 1, with rectangle "basket" for the amp on top. The large-box AC50 sits in an early trolley, with one upright above the pivot wheel, and like the AC100 trolley, a basket on top.
Picture 2: a screen grab from the Iceland show shown in the BBC programme on Ray Davis - small box AC50. Other pics of Pete Quaife with a small box AC50 are given at the foot of this page on the AC50 website.
Pictures 3 and 4: the band playing in Holland in 1965 (large-box AC50).
Picture 5: in Germany, 1967. Picture 6: on stage in Chatelet (Belgium) in 1968, AC100 being used by Dave Davis - image from the wonderful Belgian concert site. Picture 7: a further image from Chatelet, solid state amps on stage too.
THE LAYMEN and THE SANDPIPERS 1966
"The Sandpipers" performing with two AC100s belonging to "The Laymen" behind them.
LONDON FOG 1965
The band on stage with two AC100s in 1965.
LORD BYRON AND THE POETS
Vox promotional photograph
"Man" playing live on Beat Club in 1969. From left to right, two AC100 cabs lying horizontally, one on top of the other; in the centre a 4120 amp sitting on a 2 x 15 cabinet; on the far right, a small box AC50 - note the white warning plaque - turned back to front on an AC100 cab.
A Los Angeles band, with two AC100 SDLs, c.1966
MIXED BAG c .1966 / 1967
A Hertfordshire band with a Decca Recording contract. Pictures 2 and 3 were taken in the Decca studios. Note the presence of two UL760 cabs and trolleys, one above the other. The images were originally posted on the excellent coda-uk site.
THE MOODY BLUES 1966
The Moody Blues in concert at Chatelet (Belgium) in 1966. Two AC100 cabs in view, with two AC50s in an idiosyncratic manner on top. Images from the Belgian concert site.
THE MOTIONS 1966-1967
The Motions, a Dutch band, on stage in 1966/1967.
THE MOVE 1966
At the Marquee Club, June 1966, a small picture, but AC100s visible nonetheless. Photo by Ronnie Thorpe.
A great composite of The Move at The Marquee Club in 1966 giving something the chop. At least three AC100s are on stage.
THE NOBLEMEN 1965/1966
At the Piper Club, Rome, October 1965, two AC100s at the left hand edge of the riser. Pictures from the garagehangover site.
OCTOPUS c. 1970
The band on stage with solid state Supremes, and at left, an AC100 turned back to front on top of two 4 x 12s
Pronounced "wonders" rather than "o needers", a name and trope familiar to all those who have seen the film "That Thing You Do", props courtesy of "History for Hire". But who would have guessed that a band of that name actually existed. The Oneders on stage with a full set of Vox gear. Photo owned by Reg Clark, printed by J. Elyea, Vox Amplifiers, p. 82.
ROY ORBISON TOUR 1967
Left Roy Orbison (plugged into an AC100) and his band at Aldershot Theatre in April 1967. Right, the Searchers. The Marshall stack belonged to the Small Faces.
THE OUTSIDERS 1968/69
The Outsiders, a Dutch group, on stage in 1968/69?
THE OUTSIDERS (a Cleveland band)
On stage in 1966, AC100 in the background. Picture from Pittsburgh Guitars website site.
On stage with three AC100s, c.1965
THE OXFORD CIRCLE
On stage in 1966. Note the arrangement of the back panel (facing the audience) - a serial number probably in the 300-700 range.
PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS 1965 - 1966
Early endorsers of Vox equipment, the Raiders were using AC100s by 1966. On the left, performing their finale. Centre, a brochure From 1966. Right, a colour publicity shot.
The Byrds live on stage at a CBS Sales Conference on 5th July 1965, shortly after "Tambourine Man" went to number one in the U.S. See the first pic. of the Raiders, above - same stage. All three guitarists are plugged in. The AC100s must, at this date, be cathode biased (AC80/100s). This is the earliest dateable picture that has come to light so far of an American band using, on stage in the USA, AC100 SDLs that did not belong to the Beatles or any other English band.
THE PENTHOUSE 5, 1967
In 1967 the band had two AC100s, as indicated on this Flickr page.
Left,unknown gig, 1968. Image from the Marmalade Skies site. The other three images are from the concert at Chatelet (Belgium) in 1968 - Dave Gilmour with a Marshall head and two AC100 cabs (presuably the ones in the first pic), and what appears to be a Vox AC100 bass rig for Roger Waters. The Chatelet pictures are from the Belgian concert site.
THE PRIMITIVES 1968
With an array of Vox equipment - an AC50, two 2 x 15 cabs - at the Piper Club in 1968 originally posted here.
PROCUL HARUM 1967
At the Saville Theatre in 1967, with the Beatles in attendance. An AC100 driving two T60 cabs. From the Marmalade Skies site here.