Reg King

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Reg King
Birth nameReginald King
Also known asReggie King
Born(1945-02-05)5 February 1945
OriginPaddington, London, England
Died8 October 2010(2010-10-08) (aged 65)
GenresBlue-eyed soul, pop music
Years active1964–2010
LabelsUnited Artists
Associated actsThe Action

Reg King (5 February 1945, Paddington, West London – 8 October 2010, Belvedere, Kent) was an English singer and songwriter, most famous for being the solo and lead singer with The Boys and The Action. He died of cancer, aged 65, in October 2010.[1][2][3]

Solo discography[edit]


Reg King (1971)

The eponymous solo LP[4] was released by United Artists records, and features members of "B.B. Blunder" (ex-Blossom Toes) and "Mighty Baby" (ex-The Action), plus Mick Taylor, Steve Winwood, Brian Auger and Danny McCulloch.

The album was reissued in 2006 by Circle Records, The CD has 6 bonus tracks.

Looking For a Dream (2013)

This collection is a second, previously unreleased album,[5] issued again by Circle Records, under his nickname Reggie King.


  • "Little Boy" b/w "10,000 Miles" (United Artists UP 35204) 1971


  • Missing In Action 10"/6-Track EP (Circle Records CPW E10-101, 2007)

Side 1

  1. "Merry Go Round" (King) 3.29 +
  2. "You Go Have Yourself A Good Time" (King/Dale) 3.55 *
  3. "Magenta" (King) 5.54 +

Side 2

  1. "So Full of Love" (King) 4.21 +
  2. "10,000 Miles" (King/Dale) 3.21 *
  3. "Must Be Something Else Around" (King) 4.32 *

Compilation albums[edit]


  1. ^ The Independent Obituaries: Reg King: Soulful lead singer with the underrated but influential mod band The Action (Wednesday, 10 November 2010, by Pierre Perrone)
  2. ^ Guardian: Reg King obituary: Accomplished soul singer and frontman of mod band the Action (by Pat Long, 7 November 2010)
  3. ^ Reg King of Influential Mod Band the Action Dead at 65 (15 November 2010, by John D. Luerssen
  4. ^ Reg King allmusic review
  5. ^ Looking For a Dream review

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