NME POLL WINNER'S CONCERT 1964, Empire Pool, Wembley, 26th April 1964
For an overview of the events at the Empire Pool for which Vox supplied equipment, see this page.
Jet Harris on stage. Click as ever for a larger image.
The main front of the Empire Pool, 1st July 1967, fans arriving for the Monkees - see the entry below.
The hall had a purpose-built retractable floor to reveal or cover the pool at the touch of a button. When the stage was set up (with its distinctive iron-work railings), a small fleet of platforms on wheels was provided to help move equipment around - see the picture at the top of this page.
Above, one of the swimming events of the 1948 Olympics.
The programme of the 1964 NME Poll Winner's.
For the Pollwinner's Concert of '64, Vox as usual outdid themselves, providing a huge array of equipment for participating bands - AC30s, guitar and bass cabinets, and what appears to be three AC80/100 heads on a shelf/trolley in the middle of the stage, probably driving pairs of Foundation Bass cabs. In the clips below we see a variety of guitarists and bassists plugging in - in the first, for instance, Manfred Mann's bassist, Dave Richmond. Bill Wyman and Paul McCartney of course had their own set-ups.
Above, the NME Poll Winners' Concert, 26th April, 1964 - two early AC80/100s, provided by Jennings for the event, along with much else, on the wheeled platforms on stage during the Rolling Stones' performance. It is likely that these amps served a variety of purposes - bass, Public Address, and so on. Some great Pathe footage below:
Clips from the Concert
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Freddie and the Dreamers