Bands with large box AC50s

For the moment, a selection of unusual pictures of bands with large box AC50s. There are a few also at the foot of the

The images below will be added to in due course. Some constraits will have to be observed though. A huge number of bands, both little and well known, used AC50s. It will not be possible to represent them all.

The Beatles, 28th July 1964

The Beatles, July 1964, large AC50 speaker cabinets

The Beatles in Stockholm, 28th July 1964, John and George with their Vox AC80/100 amps on top of new large AC50 speaker cabinets.

Gene Vincent and the Londoners 17th October 1964

Gene Vincent and the Londoners 17th October 1964 with an early large box AC50

Note the early style of trolley - the amp sits in a basket, rather than on parallel bars.

Gerry and the Pacemakers, 1964/1965

Gerry and the Pacemakers with two early large box AC50s

A well-known Vox promotional picture.

Bill Hailey, Paris, Alhambra, 1966

  • Bill Haley at the Alhambra, Paris, 1966
  • Bill Haley at the Alhambra, Paris, 1966
  • Bill Haley at the Alhambra, Paris, 1966
  • Bill Haley at the Alhambra, Paris, 1966

The Spencer Davis Group, which was on on the same bill, normally used Marshalls.

Herman's Hermits, 1966

Herman's Hermits, AC50s with AC100 speaker cabinets

Their AC50s atop AC100 trolleys.

The Pussycats, 1966

A combination of AC50s and MAX cabs. Note that the AC50s are probably early, valve rectified: white warning plaques; rectangular Cannon XLRs, apparently on a black plate; hard wired mains cable. .