ACTIONThe Ultimate Action

Genre: Beat
Label: Privat
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Artikelnummer: 018912 Release Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022


The Action were an English band of the 1960s. They were favoured by the mod subculture, and played soul music-influenced pop music.
The band were formed as The Boys in August 1963, in Kentish Town, North West London. After Peter Watson joined them as an additional guitarist in 1965, they changed their name to The Action. The original members were Reg King (lead vocals) (born Reginald King, 5 February 1945, Paddington, West London, died, 8 October 2010, Belvedere, Kent), Alan ‚Bam‘ King (lead guitar, vocals) (born Alan King, 18 September 1945, Muswell Hill, North London), Mike „Ace“ Evans (bass guitar, vocals) (born Michael Evans, 10 July 1944, Henley, Berkshire, died 15 January 2010, London) and Roger Powell (drums) (born 4 July 1945, Camden Town, North West London). Shortly after their formation, they signed to Parlophone. „Land of a Thousand Dances“ b/w „In My Lonely Room“ was well received by critics, but sold poorly. None of the Action’s singles achieved success in the UK Singles Chart. After disastrous experiences with the Rikki Farr management, Peter Watson (born in 1945, Kings Cross, London) left the band in 1966. They continued as quartet, but were dropped from Parlophone in 1967. In the late 1960s keyboardist Ian Whiteman (born 18 May 1945, Saffron Walden, Essex) and guitarist Martin Stone (born 11 December 1946, Wokingham, Surrey) joined the band and the Action moved toward a mid-tempo psychedelic ballad style, and then into folk rock. Reg King left the band in 1967, and Alan King took over as main lead vocalist. In 1969, when signing to John Curd’s Head Records, the band was renamed Mighty Baby.
Alan King later went on to form Ace.


01. I'll Keep On Holding On
02. Harlem Shuffle
03. Never Ever
04. Twenty Fourth Hour
05. Since I Lost My Baby
06. n My Lonely Room
07. Hey Sha-Lo-Ney
08. Wasn't It You?
09. Come On, Come With Me
10. Just Once In My Life
11. Shadows And Reflections
12. Something Has Hit Me
13. The Place
14. The Cissy
15. Baby You've Got It
16. I Love You (Yeah)
17. Land Of Thousand Dances