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Keith Allison: Man of Action (Part Five / conclusion)

Continued from Part Four… Bill Kopp: You first rose to fame as a cast member on Where the Action Is. Can you tell me how you got that gig? Keith Allison: At the time, I was playing with The Crickets, as their guitarist. But when in town, I did all the Boyce and Hart demos

Keith Allison: Man of Action (Part Four)

continued from Part Three… Bill Kopp: A guy I vaguely know put together some unauthorized DVDs of It’s Happening episodes. He sent me copies and I reviewed them. The next day he got a cease-and-desist order from Dick Clark Productions! Keith Allison: I just talked to the archivist over there [at DCP]. They contacted me;

Keith Allison: Man of Action (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two… Bill Kopp: I ought to know the answer to this, but did any of your solo singles or the In Action album make a dent on the charts? Keith Allison: They didn’t do much of anything. “Action Action” was what you’d call a turntable hit. The show [Where the Action Is]

Keith Allison: Man of Action (Part Two)

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: You cut a couple singles with Mark Lindsay and Steve Alaimo as The Unknowns… Keith Allison: Mark and I, of course, were signed to other labels, so that’s what we had to do. We couldn’t put our names on the record. We cut those at Radio Recorders in Santa

Keith Allison: Man of Action (Part One)

Calling singer-songwriter-actor-musician Keith Allison a Zelig of rock music is a bit wide of the mark, but the Texas-born Allison does seem to have shown up at key points in the pop music scene of the 1960s. Originally a member of the post-Buddy Holly lineup of The Crickets, he went on to fame as a