“British rock ’n’ roll history”: Eric Clapton’s original Live Aid Marshall JCM800 amp has been put up for sale

Eric Clapton and a 1984 Marshall JCM800 half stack
(Image credit: Denmark Street / Paul Natkin/WireImage/Getty Images)

The original 1984 Marshall JCM800 amp that Eric Clapton used for his Live Aid 1985 performance has been put up for sale. 

The blues guitar legend paired the guitar amp with his “Blackie” Fender Stratocaster for a three-song set. Playing in front of nearly 100,000 people at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium, he was joined by Genesis drummer, Phil Collins. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.