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Beautiful photograph of Vic's 'Clifford Essex Paragon De Luxe' guitar, the James Bond Theme guitar.

The photograph, by Madeline Newquist, recently featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine.

There's me (Vic), 3rd from the right at the back, with some of the top session musicians of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Foreigner invited Vic and Judy to their gig in Las Vegas.
Vic says, "Mick Jones and the guys treated us like royalty."

The group was excellent.

Vic Flick on the Jonathan Ross BBC TV Show performing the James Bond Theme.
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Vic performs 'Ringo's Theme' for A Hard Days Night festival at House Of Blues (Sunset Strip).
In 1963/1964, Ringo's Theme was written by Lennon-McCartney and credited to the George Martin Orchestra as additional music for "A Hard Days Night". The song, vocally, is "This Boy" and is both in the movie and on the soundtrack.

Sir George Martin wanted a guitar sound close to the "James Bond Theme" and booked Vic for the gig.
Instead of the Clifford Essex, Vic used a '62 Fender Stratocaster with a '62 Fender Vibrolux amplifier and got the exact sound George was happy with.

Above: Vic's 1962 Fender Vibrolux amplifier.
(An original Gibson Fuzz Tone is set atop)
Right: Vic and the 1962 Fender Strat.

Vic attends Club Au-Go-Go's third anniverasry Mod blowout bash at Crane's Hollywood Tavern.
The June 5, 2004 event was headlined by Wilson Chance soundtrack mates The Link Quartet.

left to right: Tony Face, Renzo Bassi, Vic, Giulio Cardini, Paolo Negri

Vic's legendary guitar now resides at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Paragon De Luxe (aka the 007 guitar)

Vic in his home studio.

New years Eve dinner back in 1965-ish.

clockwise from far left: Judy, John Oxley (friend), Sylvia Arthey, Barbara Oxley, Jean Ford,
Arthur Greenslade (very busy and famous Musical Director; I'm No Fool!), Rene Greenslade, "?",
Doug Wright (drummer with the John Barry Seven), Eric Ford (famous London session guitarist),
Johnny Arthey (very busy and famous Musical Director; I'm No Fool, Again!), June Reed,
Les Reed (composer of Tom Jone's 'It's Not Unusual' and many others), Val Wright

Vic on "Drumbeat"

Guitarist Magazine (February 2000)

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