Skip to comments.Reg Presley of the Troggs dies aged 71
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.'
“Wild Thing” is truly an iconic song.
100% agree with Posts 2 and 3. There will never be another time like it
I Like Summertime:
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
“The 60s...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.
I still break into “Wild Thing” in the shower on occasion.
In June, 1966, I was in England, where "Wild Thing," "Sunny Afternoon" by the Kinks and "Bus Stop" by the Hollies ruled the airwaves.
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!
I loved that band.
Wild Thing--Senator Bobby
This is the flip side. Barry, Rocky, Ronnie and Dick are in the backup band.
Wild Thing--Senator Everett McKinley
Love is All Around
A very decent cover.
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Definitely a classic, though I must admit, I enjoy Sam Kinison's cover as well.
The 60’s were great! Young and a radio, mmmmm!
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