Reg King (The Action)

by Simon

Apparently we’ve lost another one. 😦 I’ll expand if I hear anything else.

*From what I understand he actually passed away a couple of weeks ago following an illness. The Action only released a small amount of material (all of which is worth checking out if you have even a passing interest in things Mod or 60s or Soul) but it is material that I have listened to on a regular basis for nearly 30 years now and I can honestly say that for me Reg King is one of the finest singers this country ever produced. Similar to Steve Marriot but calmer, more controlled and somehow more ‘real’. There’s none of Stevie’s cockney moments and Reg’s voice was altogether more stylish.

Go and search out The Action. You won’t regret it.

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