'The Action - In The Lap of The Mods' will be available in two editions:

Hardcover BookHardcover Edition
(£35.00 + P&P)

This hardback book (21.6 x 28cms) with 176 pages
printed in full colour on high quality 170g matt paper features:


The Action's story told in full detail for the first time ever based on dozens of interviews and extensive research.

Contributions from all original band members - Reggie King, Michael Evans, Roger Powell, Pete Watson and Alan King, in addition to Ian Whiteman and Martin Stone.

Comment from well known Action fans and contemporaries Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Peter Banks and Phil Collins, along with other key music industry figures.

Foreword by Sir George Martin CBE.

Over 200 colour and B&W images, many of which are reproduced for the first time, including:

  • Previously unseen informal and promotional photographs of the band
  • Publicity material, including rare press releases, flyers and posters
  • Rare items of memorabilia, such as gig posters, handbills and fan club material
  • Single releases, acetates and recording session sheets from Abbey Road Studios

An in-depth account of the Birdcage Club in Portsmouth, a legendary Mod venue and Action stronghold.

A comprehensive list of every track ever performed by the Action, whether on stage, TV, Radio or on record.

Accounts of the Action live at venues across the UK and Europe, including recollections from fans in Holland and former regulars at such iconic clubs as the Marquee, the Goldhawk, Watford Trade and the Cavern in Liverpool.

Original gig and record reviews from the music press.

The full story behind the original Action line-up's reformation in 1998.



Limited Edition

400 numbered copies will also be available. Click here for more details.