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TROGGS STAR HAS STROKE ON HOLIDAY
UK Express ^ | September 5,2010 | By Tony Whitfield

Posted on 09/08/2010 11:35:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

THE Troggs frontman Reg Presley has suffered a serious stroke while on holiday in Spain.

The 68 year old, whose band’s hits include Wild Thing, Love Is All Around and With A Girl Like You, was playing with his grandchildren when he fell ill on Friday.

Now the singer, pictured, is out of hospital with his wife of 48 years, Brenda, but he has been left unsteady on his feet and with double vision.

His voice has also been affected, casting doubt whether the singer will ever perform again.

Brenda said: “It was very frightening. He had a serious stroke. I was very upset at the time. He was in hospital for a week but is now back in our house in Spain recuperating. He won’t be coming back to England for a few weeks.”


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; presley; regpresley; rockandroll; spinaltap; thetroggs; troggs; wildthing

1 posted on 09/08/2010 11:35:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ..

An in-studio tape of Reg Presley’s running commentary on a recording session, filled with in-fighting and swearing (known as “The Troggs Tapes”) was widely circulated in the music underground, and was included in the Archaeology box set. The in-group infighting is believed to be the inspiration for a scene in the comedy film This Is Spinal Tap where the band members are arguing. Some of this dialogue was sampled by the California punk band The Dwarves on their recording of a cover version of the Troggs song “Strange Movies”...


2 posted on 09/08/2010 11:37:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This is sad, but oh my. He has grandkids and has been married 48 years? I feel really old!


3 posted on 09/08/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: JoeProBono
Wild PING


4 posted on 09/08/2010 11:42:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: brytlea

I think I bought the 45 of ‘Wild Thing’ back when it came out. Definitely remember holding my transistor radio up to my ear and listening to it.


5 posted on 09/08/2010 11:42:44 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: a fool in paradise

Best wishes Reg. The Troggs frakin’ ROCK!!!


6 posted on 09/08/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: a fool in paradise

You make my heart sing...you make everything grovy...wild thing. (AIR GUITAR)


7 posted on 09/08/2010 11:45:44 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

And if you don’t sing along, all of your kids will be born completely naked. - Jimi Hendrix


8 posted on 09/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Ciexyz

I think I only heard it on the radio but I remember it. I was just a baby of course.


9 posted on 09/08/2010 11:50:50 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Here’s a little known fact. Wild Thing was written by Jon Voight’s brother...Chip Taylor.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 11:51:44 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

John Voight the dentist?


11 posted on 09/08/2010 11:53:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Ciexyz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qHX493bB3U


12 posted on 09/08/2010 11:56:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: a fool in paradise

He also wrote Angel of the Morning.


13 posted on 09/08/2010 11:56:53 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Another little known fact, it was sung by Bobby Kennedy...

http://www.amazon.com/Cameo-Parkway-1957-1967-Various-Artists/dp/samples/B00081U6IW/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

Sample here on Amazon, disc 3 track 17

14 posted on 09/08/2010 11:56:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Jimi Hendrix’s version was a little different...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPvehX2aWb8


15 posted on 09/08/2010 12:02:53 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: a fool in paradise

16 posted on 09/08/2010 12:09:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: GSWarrior
Thanks for #10 and #13. I didn't know that stuff.

I sure liked the Troggs back in the day. IMHO, a great band.

17 posted on 09/08/2010 12:24:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Algore is a politician and a con artist. He is NOT a scientist.)
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To: a fool in paradise

His wife of 48 years? Wow! That’s unheard of. He’s a rock & roll hero.


18 posted on 09/08/2010 12:27:24 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember that.


19 posted on 09/08/2010 12:27:26 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: a fool in paradise

What a stroke of bad luck.


20 posted on 09/08/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: GSWarrior

Chip Taylor, brother of James and Livingstone?


21 posted on 09/08/2010 2:02:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
If your into americana/folkish music I recommend this recording.


22 posted on 09/08/2010 2:26:24 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise

A stroke is one of the worst things that can befall someone; if it doesn’t kill you, it severely affects you. I’m two months short of 70 and am really sweating it. Both parents died of strokes.


23 posted on 09/08/2010 5:20:23 PM PDT by OldPossum
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