Action-packed book celebrating The Action!
Of all the 60’s bands that never made it at the time, the greatest travesty is surely The Actions failure to break the charts. The north London band had five wonderful singles produced by George Martin, counted The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as fans, packed out gigs up and down the country and in Reggie King, had a vocalist who was on a par with Steve Marriott as a soul singer. When The Ultimate Action was released in 1981, they gained a new legion of fans that have kept their records playing in Mod clubs around the globe ever since, eventually leading to a reformation of the band in 1998. And now after many years in the pipeline, their story is finally written down in a book as stylish as the band were themselves. Filled with contributions from producer George Martin, fan Phil Collins and band members themselves, the book tells their tale complete with what must be every piece of memorabilia about them as well as some amazing photographs.
Originally published October 21 2012.