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Vox Pop: How Dartford Powered the British Beat Boom

Iain Lee recounts how a small company in Dartford manufacturing Vox amplifiers came to define the sound of the 60s. Featuring contributions from Brian May and Bruce Welch.

In the early 1960s British pop groups conquered the world. But as the Beatles, the Stones, the Shadows, the Dave Clark Five, the Yardbirds and many others took to the stage they had one thing in common - they shared the platform with Vox amplifiers. Some of the nation's top professional musicians including Queen's Brian May and Bruce Welch of the Shadows, along with the factory workers of the time, recount the story of how an unlikely small company in unglamorous Dartford hit the big time and defined the sound of the 60s in Britain. Presented by Iain Lee.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Jan 2012 03:20


Role Contributor
Presenter Iain Lee
Producer Vince Rogers
Director Vince Rogers
Executive Producer Linda Bell
Participant Brian May