Psychedelic Rock

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United Kingdom

Years: 1965 - 1969
Styles: Garage Rock, Mod Rock, Psychedelic Rock


Peter Watson - Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1966)
Reg King - Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Alan "Bam" King - Guitar, Lead vocals (in band: 1965 - 1969)
Mike Evans - Bass Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1969)
Roger Powell - Drums (in band: 1965 - 1969)


Ian Whiteman - Keyboards
Martin Stone - Guitar

Biography Picture   The Action were an English band of the 1960s. They were part of the mod subculture.

  Shortly after their formation, they signed to Parlophone with producer George Martin. "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 left the band in 1966. They continued as quartet, but were dropped from Parlophone in 1967. In the late 1960s keyboardist Ian Whiteman and guitarist Martin Stone 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.

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Brain: The Lost Recordings (1995)

Singles & EPs

Land Of One Thousand Dances (Oct 15, 1965)
I'll Keep Holding On (Feb 11, 1966)
Baby You've Got It (Jul 1, 1966)
Never Ever (Feb 17, 1967)
Shadows And Reflections (Jun 23, 1967)
Action Speak Louder Than... (1985)

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