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Reg Presley

Postby CJ on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:43 pm
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The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died after a long battle with cancer, friends of the singer have announced.

Keith Altham, a music publicist and friend of Presley, posted a tribute to the 71-year-old singer/songwriter on his Facebook page.

It said: "My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today at 1.00, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Andover following a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer.
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby foot-tapper on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:45 pm
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Remember seeing the Troggs and may other groups at the Gaumont in Ipswich in the 60's Happy days
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Space Cowboy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:22 pm
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........ Memories.

"Wild Thing" & "Love Is All Around" instantly come to mind.
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Postby kev on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:25 pm
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Space Cowboy wrote:........ Memories.

"Wild Thing" & "Love Is All Around" instantly come to mind.


.... and crop circles!! :) Reg seemed to be the 'go to' person whenever the media wanted someone to talk to about them!

I remember seeing Chip Taylor a few years back and him commenting about how well his bank account had done, and still did, due to the Troggs version of "Wild Thing"!
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Smudger on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:37 pm
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kev wrote:
Space Cowboy wrote:........ Memories.

"Wild Thing" & "Love Is All Around" instantly come to mind.


.... and crop circles!! :) Reg seemed to be the 'go to' person whenever the media wanted someone to talk to about them!

I remember seeing Chip Taylor a few years back and him commenting about how well his bank account had done, and still did, due to the Troggs version of "Wild Thing"!


I used to like the Troggs, but Chip and Carrie's version of "Wild Thing" remains the best.
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Space Cowboy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:08 pm
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No arguement from me.

Thats the problem with the 60's - not remembering being there and who wrote what :wink: :lol: .
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Smudger on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:14 pm
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This is quite amusing - excerpts from the "Legendary Troggs Tapes" recorded in a recording studio in 1971. These are the actual conversations between the band and the producer/sound engineer, cleverly set to cartoon characters.

WARNING: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Space Cowboy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:23 pm
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Great find Smudger.
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Re: Reg Presley

Postby Moshe on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:22 pm
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I was listening to "TODAY" on Radio 4 when Reg's death was anounced. John Humphries went into raptures about The Troggs & Reg Presley's song "Wild Thing". Neither John nor the other guy on there were aware that Reg did not write Wild Thing!

It certainly was a nice little earner for Chip, not only The troggs hit version but Hendrix recorded it as well.
Then Chip scored with Angel Of The Morning- an angelic performance from Juice Newton, revived a few years back in an awful version by some Ragga guy! :shock: Still, I'm sure Chip appreciated the cheques!
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Re: Reg Presley

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