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Yet another 60s singer gone - The Troggs Reg Presley
« on: February 06, 2013, 05:45:32 am »
The 71 year old lead singer for the iconic Troggs, Reg Presley, died Monday from cancer.  He had performed till last year those super basic but cool hits.
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Re: Yet another 60s singer gone - The Troggs Reg Presley
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 06:13:36 am »
R.I.P. Reg. It's always a shame when we loose one, Father Time is a bitch.

Here's some interesting trivia; The Troggs didn't write "Wild Thing", in fact it had already been released in 1965 by the original band that did. The Troggs version was actually a cover of this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxDOncgSrY

My favorite version was the one Hendrix did.

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Re: Yet another 60s singer gone - The Troggs Reg Presley
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 08:36:04 pm »
Thanks for sharing the trivia.  I didn't know of the original release.  The one I know best is from a Junior High band I was in by the name of The Surfin' Birds,  circa 1965-1967.
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