The Action

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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.

Notably, they are one of the favorite bands of Phil Collins, who performed with the reunited band in 2000. "For me it was like playing with the Beatles", he later commented on the experience.
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Albums

The Action - Brain (The Lost Recordings 1967/68) アルバムアート The Action Brain (The Lost Recordings 1967/68) (Comp, Album) Dig The Fuzz Records UK 1995 このバージョンを出品

Singles & EPs

The Action - Land Of One Thousand Dances アルバムアート The Action Land Of One Thousand Dances (Single) Parlophone UK 1965 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Baby You've Got It アルバムアート The Action Baby You've Got It (Single) Parlophone UK 1966 このバージョンを出品
The Action - I'll Keep Holding On アルバムアート The Action I'll Keep Holding On (Single) Parlophone UK 1966 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Shadows And Reflections アルバムアート The Action Shadows And Reflections (Single) Parlophone Sweden 1967 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Never Ever アルバムアート The Action Never Ever (Single) Parlophone UK 1967 このバージョンを出品
MEO 149 The Action - Shadows And Reflections アルバムアート The Action Shadows And Reflections(7", EP) Odeon MEO 149 France 1967 このバージョンを出品
14 321 AT The Action - The Harlem Shuffle / Wasn't It You アルバムアート The Action The Harlem Shuffle / Wasn't It You(7", Single) Hansa 14 321 AT Germany 1969 このバージョンを出品
E 5002 The Action - Since I Lost My Baby アルバムアート The Action Since I Lost My Baby(7", EP, Mono) Edsel Records E 5002 UK 1981 このバージョンを出品
E 5008 The Action - Hey Sha-Lo-Ney アルバムアート The Action Hey Sha-Lo-Ney(7", Single, S/Edition) Edsel Records E 5008 UK 1984 このバージョンを出品
FIX 001 The Action - Follow Me アルバムアート The Action Follow Me(7") Solution Records (6) FIX 001 UK 2019 このバージョンを出品
FIX001 The Action - Follow Me WHITE LABEL アルバムアート The Action Follow Me WHITE LABEL(7", Ltd, TP, W/Lbl) Solution Records (6) FIX001 UK 2019 このバージョンを出品

Compilations

The Action - The Ultimate Action アルバムアート The Action The Ultimate Action (Comp) Edsel Records UK 1980 このバージョンを出品
DOJOLP3 The Action - Action Speak Louder Than... アルバムアート The Action Action Speak Louder Than...(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Dojo DOJOLP3 UK 1985 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Action Packed! アルバムアート The Action Action Packed! (Comp) Edsel Records UK 2001 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Uptight And Outasight アルバムアート The Action Uptight And Outasight (Comp) Circle Records (6) UK 2004 このバージョンを出品
The Action - In My Lonely Room アルバムアート The Action In My Lonely Room (EP, Comp) Top Sounds Records UK 2014 このバージョンを出品
ACTIONBOXRSD The Action - The Singles Boxset アルバムアート The Action!* The Singles Boxset(8x7", Single, Comp + Box, Ltd) Demon Records ACTIONBOXRSD UK 2014 このバージョンを出品
The Action - Shadows And Reflections: The Complete Recordings 1964-1968 アルバムアート The Action Shadows And Reflections: The Complete Recordings 1964-1968 (Comp) Grapefruit Records Japan 2018 このバージョンを出品
CRSEGLP046 The Action - The New Action! アルバムアート The Action The New Action!(LP, Comp, RM) Grapefruit Records CRSEGLP046 Europe 2018 このバージョンを出品

Videos

none The Action - In The Lap Of The Mods アルバムアート The Action In The Lap Of The Mods(VHS, PAL) Rolled Gold Productions none UK 2000 このバージョンを出品

Miscellaneous

TF 31/5/65 The Action - In The Lap Of The Mods アルバムアート The Action In The Lap Of The Mods(Box, Ltd) Decca TF 31/5/65 UK 2012 このバージョンを出品