989 users online (172 members and 817 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    30,165

    'Wild Thing' Troggs singer Reg Presley dead at 71; influenced garage rock and punk

    Troggs Singer Reg Presley Dead at 71 (Rolling Stone)
    Reg Presley, singer of the influential English garage-rock band the Troggs, died last night at home in Andover, England, after a year-long battle with lung cancer, The Associated Press reports. He was 71.

    With Presley's primal voice, gritty guitar riffs and bludgeoning drums, the Troggs were part of the British Invasion wave of bands that included the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Who. On songs like their 1966 single "Wild Thing," the band helped to define garage rock in the Sixties and inspired the architects of what would evolve into punk rock in the Seventies, including Iggy Pop, the Buzzcocks and the Ramones.
    ---
    more at the link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbHMShLqBU
    Last edited by KateB; 06-07-2015 at 10:33 AM. Reason: removed embed tags/no media.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    On Battleship Hill
    Posts
    3,282
    RIP Reg Presley

    Last edited by KateB; 06-07-2015 at 10:33 AM. Reason: repair url tag.
    England's dancing days are done...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    30,165
    My personal Troggs fave:
    Last edited by KateB; 06-07-2015 at 10:32 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    825
    I've always liked this one too:

    Last edited by KateB; 06-07-2015 at 10:32 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Not Of This World
    Posts
    21,642
    Oh my gosh, we were just singing Wild Thing at work last night. RIP!


    Follow me on the Twitter! @EricDiesel1972

    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

    Follow me at my Biblical Blog: http://scripture-demystified.blogspot.com

    Baruch ha Shem Adonai.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    30,165

    The "Troggs Tapes" are also legendary - basically the band in the studio arguing, 'F'-word a-flying. Rumored to have been a source for the film "(This Is) Spinal Tap." Available on YouTube for listening and laughing.

    "I Can Only Give You Everything" live, 1967 Great stuff.
    Last edited by KateB; 06-07-2015 at 10:32 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    30,165
    Reg Presley and the Troggs: the best songs in clips (Guardian)

    Reg Presley: 'I must learn to swear more' – a classic feature from the vaults (Guardian)

    Reg Presley obituary (Guardian)

    Reg Presley obituary (Telegraph)
    Lead singer with The Troggs who
    later became a devoted investigator
    of alien abductions, crop circles and
    the alchemy of gold



Similar Threads

  1. GUILTY CO - Summer Hawk, 24 days, found dead in garage, Loveland, 25 Jan 2010
    By Texas Mist in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-17-2015, 05:16 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 10:46 AM
  3. Singer Patti Page Dead At 85
    By BetteDavisEyes in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-08-2013, 10:58 AM
  4. Singer Eddie Fisher Dead At 82
    By kato in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 11:48 PM