Friday, 16 August 2013

Vox Pop - How Dartford powered the British beat boom

Although I have lived in the county of Surrey for nearly the last 20 years, it's just a few miles to the borders of Kent where I grew up. I went to school in Sidcup, not far from the town of Dartford.

Now Dartford is a nice enough place, just not very exotic, it seems so incongruous that at one time it was the home of Vox, who amongst other things produced one of the most successful and long lived guitar amplifier designs of all time, the Vox AC30.  In all of Europe, Marshall are probably the only other company to be quite as well known and enduring.

Vox AC30 - successful and long lived
With this in mid, I present to you a charming documentary detailing how the Vox company evolved alongside the music industry it served and shows how some very ordinary people found themselves thrust into the world of super star celebrities.

It is worth a watch if only to see the look on presenter Iain Lee's face while Brian May plays him the solo to "Bohemian Rhapsody"....


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