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Reg Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71
BBC News | 4th February 2013 | BBC News

Posted on 02/04/2013 3:52:27 PM PST by the scotsman

'Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71.

The band's frontman died at his home in Hampshire, his daughter, Karen, confirmed to the BBC.

The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around.

Music publicist Keith Altham paid tribute to Presley on Facebook, saying his "dear old pal" had died "following a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer".

Presley announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and then being diagnosed with lung cancer.'


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KEYWORDS: 1966; music; rock; rockandroll; troggs; wildthing

1 posted on 02/04/2013 3:52:31 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21332048


2 posted on 02/04/2013 3:53:23 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

“Wild Thing” is truly an iconic song.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 3:58:53 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: the scotsman
The 60’s...the British Invasion...what an amazing time to be young and have a radio!
4 posted on 02/04/2013 4:00:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: the scotsman

100% agree with Posts 2 and 3. There will never be another time like it


5 posted on 02/04/2013 4:02:56 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: the scotsman

I Like Summertime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlZ7x9u9wLY

RIP


6 posted on 02/04/2013 4:03:50 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

trully sad.....


7 posted on 02/04/2013 4:04:44 PM PST by brivette
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To: the scotsman

RIP Mr Presley

Although I am a child of the late 1970s-early 1980s the Troggs had some really good tunes that got better with time. You can hear their influence in later bands


8 posted on 02/04/2013 4:09:46 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“The 60’s...the British Invasion...what an amazing time to be young and have a radio!”

Wasn’t it? I remember lying in bed and listening to WVOL (Your Nashville Sound The Year Round) Motown at it’s finest.

A long time gone.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 4:10:41 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: the scotsman

I still break into “Wild Thing” in the shower on occasion.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 4:11:21 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: the scotsman

RIP.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 4:12:35 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“Wild Thing” is truly an iconic song.

In June, 1966, I was in England, where "Wild Thing," "Sunny Afternoon" by the Kinks and "Bus Stop" by the Hollies ruled the airwaves.

12 posted on 02/04/2013 4:12:41 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: the scotsman
The violins are haunting, the video cool, music from my childhood, some songs sound better every day. RIP...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLi0ppwOOwI

13 posted on 02/04/2013 4:22:02 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Fiji Hill

Summer 1966 was a great time for Top 40. Hanky Panky I think was another (without looking them up) Also seem to remember alot of One Hit Wonders from then. Great songs and radio, even if our transistors sucked by modern standards!


14 posted on 02/04/2013 4:32:35 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: the scotsman

I loved that band.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 4:34:09 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: the scotsman
This version actually charted in the early weeks of 1967, rising to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also got a lot of airplay in the spring of 1968.

Wild Thing--Senator Bobby

This is the flip side. Barry, Rocky, Ronnie and Dick are in the backup band.

Wild Thing--Senator Everett McKinley

16 posted on 02/04/2013 4:36:53 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: the scotsman

Love is All Around

The Troggs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLi0ppwOOwI


17 posted on 02/04/2013 4:39:59 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

A very decent cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQQ6SfPZggw
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around


18 posted on 02/04/2013 4:42:34 PM PST by abb
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To: ConservativeStatement
“Wild Thing” is truly an iconic song.

Definitely a classic, though I must admit, I enjoy Sam Kinison's cover as well.

19 posted on 02/04/2013 4:43:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The 60’s were great! Young and a radio, mmmmm!


20 posted on 02/04/2013 4:49:06 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: Fiji Hill
The Dave Clark Five, Feeling Glad All Over
21 posted on 02/04/2013 4:51:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I heard he did a video for that version. /sarc.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 5:02:12 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Fiji Hill
Did the "Peppermint Twist" make the cut? No room for Yanks? /sarc.
23 posted on 02/04/2013 5:06:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: the scotsman; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

No more Tupelo Presleys.

“Wild Thang” was composed, in case you didn’t know, by the brother of the previous owner of the Chrysler Lebaron convertible I happen to drive. (He also composed “Angel of the Mourning”, and a lot of other less known things, as well as discovered Carrie Rodriguez, whom you must check out!)


24 posted on 02/04/2013 5:08:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Summer 1966 was a great time for Top 40...Also seem to remember alot of One Hit Wonders from then.

Some of my favorite tunes from that summer and fall:


25 posted on 02/04/2013 5:12:12 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: the scotsman

Expect a crowd of Presley impersonators to emerge!


26 posted on 02/04/2013 5:13:32 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Troggs’ version was a cover (as were Bill Haley’s Rock Around The Clock and Elvis’ Love Me (Treat Me Like A Fool)). All were written as send ups of the music.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 5:15:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: A_Former_Democrat; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Also seem to remember alot of One Hit Wonders from then.

Senator Bobby even had a hit with it...


28 posted on 02/04/2013 5:26:17 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Check this out:

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/wild_thing_reg_presley_leader_singer_of_the_troggs_has_died


29 posted on 02/04/2013 5:30:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
the previous owner of the Chrysler Lebaron convertible I happen to drive.

Wasn't that a Seinfeld episode?

30 posted on 02/04/2013 5:35:30 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: the scotsman

71????!!!

No effin way....it was like yesterday we were doing Wild Thang!
[Even the parody version by the Kennedy impersonators..”Go Teddy on the ocarino...}

Dam, I feel old....


31 posted on 02/04/2013 5:55:07 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Did the "Peppermint Twist" make the cut? No room for Yanks?

There were actually two different songs entitled "The Peppermint Twist" that charted late in 1961--The one by Joey Dee & the Starliters was the bigger hit, but the one by Danny Peppermint & the Jumping Jacks also charted--I'd link to it if it was on Youtube.

By 1966, the Twist had been passe for years, although something called the Afro Twist would soon be seen on dance floors. I did hear a few Yanks on the British rock stations, including Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels' version of Little Latin Lupe Lu.

In both England and France, the Mamas & Papas' "Monday, Monday" was a big hit. And in Italy, the Dikdiks' Sognando la California (California Dreaming), their version of a big Yank hit, could be heard on the rock stations. In Italy, I also heard Juanita Banana by the Peels on a rock station.

32 posted on 02/04/2013 6:22:08 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Senator Bobby even had a hit with it...

Flip it over! The "B" side will be a bigger hit on FR.

33 posted on 02/04/2013 6:28:39 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: the scotsman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzHpGjvRgTc

I Can’t Control Myself

My favorite from the Troggs. RIP Reg Presley


34 posted on 02/04/2013 6:36:26 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: upsdriver

Another one;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WOdnA3TMGU

The Troggs - With A Girl Like You


35 posted on 02/04/2013 6:39:19 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“Wild Thing” is truly an iconic song.

Did you ever hear the "Bobby Kennedy" cover of it? That was hilarious.

36 posted on 02/04/2013 7:39:37 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Fiji Hill

It’s interesting, both Sunny Afternoon and of course the Beatles’ Taxman both lamented excessive taxation.

What happened to the days when popular performers recognized this?


37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:43:55 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"iconic"

I can still get my 58 year old wife to shake her booty by playing the opening chords from Wild Thing on my guitar. DA DA!....DA DA DA ..DA! DA!

38 posted on 02/04/2013 8:13:42 PM PST by driftless2
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To: OldPossum

First time I heard it was today. :-)


39 posted on 02/05/2013 7:09:26 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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