Bands with Vox AC100s, part 4 (R - Z)
THE RAVENS 1965
A promotional shot, probably 1965
THE REACTIONS 1965
A Truro band pictured above in 1965, famous, retrospectively, for their drummer, Roger Taylor (of Queen)
ROCKING ROADRUNNERS 1965 - 1967
A band about whom a fair amount has been written in relation to AC100s - the contention being that they won, in 1964, an amp once used by the Beatles. This was put to rest in the Beatles Gear section of the old VoxTalks site, which is now gone.
Pages from the VoxTalks site (now gone)
The two amps formerly owned by the Roadrunners are illustrated on other pages - serial number 150, an early brown-fronted thin-edged AC80/100, still in Florida (on this page); and serial number 337, a black-fronted thick-edged AC80/100, also in Florida ( on this page).
The Roadrunners now have their own site on which numbers of pictures (including these) are hosted: rockingroadrunners.com
ROGUES V 1966-1967
The first image used in the Vox Teen Beat vol. 2 no. 1 (1966), the second image something one doesn't often see - an AC50 on a motor launch.
THE ROKES 1966-1967
The Rokes, an Italian group and long-standing Vox users, with four AC100 Super Deluxe rigs (and mid left, Davoli (?) amps - Fender in general style, but on Vox-style swivel trolleys). Centre, showing Davoli's somewhat alarming-looking rival to the AC100. The last picture (colour) is this great site. It shows the band, again, with around four AC100 sets - one conventionally arranged, two cabs stacked on top of each other with the amps on the stage floor, and one AC100 with a 2x15" in a swivel trolley. This last is a curiosity, as Vox is assumed only to have produced a swivel trolley of this sort for Paul McCartney.
ROYAL JONES AND THE DUKES 1966
A small image, again, from the brochure, Vox Teen Beat vol. 1 no. 3 (1966), three AC100s in evidence (as above).
THE RUINS 1966-1967
Dennis Girard on stage with a Vox Buckingham and early Super Beatle cab; and an AC100. The early Super Beatle cab is featured on page 7. There is a nice entry on The Ruins on the garagehangover site. Thanks to Dennis for the picture.
THE SHANE 1968
A small pic of the band with an AC100 bass rig in 1968. Picture from this site.
THE SAUTERELLES 1966
The band with an AC100 Foundation Bass "stack" in 1966.
The band with an AC100 in 1967. Images from this Marmalade Skies page.
THE SONICS 1966
On stage in 1966, an AC100 visible at back.
THE STANDELLS 1966
The Standells in 1966, before the band went over to Super Beatles. On show, an AC100, AC50 and AC30.
THE TAGES 1967
A Swedish band with AC50s and an AC100 cab. In the first image, two AC100 rigs on stage. Centre, a promotional photo. Right, a couple of pics taken in 1966.
THE TIELMAN BROTHERS 1965
A Dutch band that used a huge variety of gear, including at one point Vox 7-series amps. Pictures from the excellent Tielman Brothers website here, and here, 1965 - 1967. By 1967 the band was using just AC100 cabs, as Led Zeppelin were a year later (see below). Perhaps the amps had given up the ghost.
THE TOGGERTY FIVE - 1964 / 1965
THE TROGGS 1967 - 1969
The Troggs in Glasgow during a stage invasion. An AC100 cab can be seen at back of stage. Picture originally posted here
For the band in 1964 - click here.
August 1965, Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival, two AC100s on stage.
Left a still from the film "Blow Up". Note that the AC100 is not switched on - great play is made in the film of its going wrong. On the right, unknown venue 1966. Picture originally posted here
Left and centre, The Yardbirds in Indiana Beach, 1966 - note the Thomas Vox amps to the left; and unknown location (also 66/early 67?). Photos 1 and 2 (by Rick Knapp) on the Jeff Beck Les Paul thread.
Pictures from the show at Holte Hallen (Denmark) on 15 April 1967. Centre left and right, the AC100 is daisy-chained to another amp. In the image on the far right, there is just an input. These shots were taken by Jorgen Angel, and are available on his website.
On stage in 1968 with an AC100 cab and the remains of its trolley.
NEW YARDBIRDS / LED ZEPPELIN - 1968
Pictures from the show at Gladsaxe Teen Club (Denmark) on 7 September 1968 - two AC100 cabs and a 2 x 15, but no sign of Vox amps, unless the amp visible in the fourth picture is indeed an AC100, but with replaced grille cloth. These shots were taken by Jorgen Angel, and are available on his website.
The New Yardbirds playing in Aarhus, 13th April 1968. Pictures from this thread.
The guitarists in the band generally used AC50s. However, for the Zombies' AC80/100 in late 1964/1965 see this page.