When The Cars recorded Candy-O, Greg Hawkes used an unknown Farfisa, when touring for the album in 1979, Greg started using a Vox Continental - noticeable because of the black keys with white pads. 6:45 - Visible in the clip during Moving in Stereo, it's sitting just under the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Also...He preferrs this to the Farfisa they used on the Candy-O record on "Got A Lot on My Head" https://books.google.com/books?id=BMucfBTXvMgC&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=Greg+Hawkes+Farfisa&source=bl&ots=MmKtlRMbGu&sig=UZIi0ZOsbnu95uS5QxZogTpxurA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizg9CMwa7UAhVK6mMKHT2xBl8Q6AEIUzAJ#v=onepage&q=Greg%20Hawkes%20Farfisa&f=falsemore
Mentioned by Tench in this May 2017 *KeyboardMag* article. > **What gear are you using on the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour?** > > I’m using my Hammond C3 organ that I’ve had forever, with a Wurly on top. Also, my Steinway B grand piano that I picked-out for the tour. The people at Steinway set a bunch of them up and I was like, “Wow. This one’s terrific!” They were great, and it’s the best one I’ve had in a while for touring. I have a Nord Stage EX on top of the Steinway, and I also have a Vox Continental with a Yamaha DX7 on top. I use the DX7 only for “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” because I don’t like DX7’s at all. But that’s what makes that sound!more
"As a brief background -- Pigpen had started out playing a Farfisa organ in the Warlocks, but by March '66 had switched to a Vox Continental, which was the Dead's organ for the next year." "The Dead got their first B-3 in May '67, but as we see it was hardly used at every show. At the majority of the outdoor park shows (where the Dead were more likely to be photographed) in mid/late-'67 and early '68, Pigpen still used the Vox. "more
With an Equipboard account you can rate this item, add it to your collection, submit a review to discuss what you like and dislike about it, and associate Vox Continental Organ to artists that use it. Create an account!