So when did the cowbell become a thing? You can hear Ringo banging on it in each bridge of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in 1964.
|NAME:||VOX Berkeley Super Reverb Twin (SRT) electric guitar amplifier|
|MFR:||VOX USA (Thomas Organ)|
|POWER:||17 Watts RMS, according to the Mfr.|
|REVERB:||Tube-driven 2-spring Gibbs (Hammond) Tank|
|TREMOLO:||VOX tremolo circuit|
|VALVES:||12AX7 preamps; 12AU7 reverb; 12AX7 tremolo, two (2) EL84’s output|
|SPEAKERS:||Pair of Weber (USA) 10-inch Blue Alnicos replaced the worn out Bulldogs|
This 1965 model Berkeley is the original all-valve (tube) powered version that Thomas Organ produced in Sepulveda, California n small numbers from late 1965 through mid 1966. This one was partially restored by its owner “65mosrite,” giving it some fresh outer cosmetics (obtained from North Coast Music, of course), and some re-wiring and replacement of resistors and capacitors where needed.
I was fortunate enough to buy this amp from Richard H. (aka: 65mosrite), and couldn’t be happier.
North Coast Music, who runs The Vox Showroom, has some excellent data and stories related to the famous amplifier. I have provide some links to those pages below.
Here is a video by 65mosrite, who worked to restore this awesome amp!
Excellent page from The Vox Showroom: The Vox Berkeley Amp
55 years ago tonight, February 9, 1964! It was a Sunday night, at 8:00 PM, on The Ed Sullivan Show. In just one hour everything changed! America met John, Paul, George and Ringo. While over 700 fans screamed inside the Ed Sullivan Theater, 73 million viewers watched the broadcast live at home on their black and white televisions.
Here is the introduction by Ed Sullivan.
All My Loving
I Want to Hold Your Hand
1st Song Set
2nd Song Set
Forty-nine years ago today, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third consecutive Sunday night. They performed Twist and Shout, Please Please Me, and I Want to Hold Your Hand.