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Dartford’s Vox factory, popular with Rolling Stones and The Beatles, remembered with plaque

Dartford’s Vox factory, popular with Rolling Stones and The Beatles, remembered with plaque

February 25
09:39 2017

When the words Dartford and music are mentioned in the same sentence The Rolling Stones spring immediately to most people’s minds.But a lesser known piece of the town’s musical heritage has been highlighted by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.The Vox factory in Dartford Road made world-famous Vox AC30 amplifiers, used by stars such as The Beatles and local lads The Rolling Stones, and also manufactured electric organs, guitars and bass guitars.

The hugely popular amp was invented by sound engineer Dick Denney, born in Belvedere in 1921, and produced in association with his friend and music entrepreneur Tom Jennings.

Two years ago vintage guitar collector and Vox fan Stuart Leech approached Dartford council and suggested a plaque be placed near the site of the former factory.

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