The Action were a North London group that, despite being a live favorite in the mid-‘60s Mod scene, barely made a dent commercially. However, their reputation has grown in the decades since their demise, with high praise coming from likes of soul fans like Paul Weller, Steve Marriott and Phil Collins.
In 1962, a group of young musicians — guitarist Alan King, drummer Roger Powell, bassist Mike Evans and Eddie Stewart — performed as Eddie Stewart and The Movers. After their Stewart quit, vocalist Reg King took his place. Evans double-timed in a band with a very young Keith Moon but, after returning from gigging in France (with a different drummer), Evans rejoined his other bandmates who, in August 1963, decided to... Read More