www.411mania.com
|  News |  Album Reviews |  Columns |  News Report |  Hall Of Fame |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// Another Game of Thrones Cast Member Joins Star Wars: Episode VII
MUSIC
// Nicole Scherzinger Shows Off Her Newest Bikini Pics on Instagram
WRESTLING
// Backstage Reason For Zack Ryder's Loss To Rusev -- WWE May Have Been Sending Him A Message
MMA
// Dana White Says He Released Stephan Bonnar & Allowed Him to Sign With Bellator
GAMES
// The Top 8 Gamer Stereotypes


CD REVIEWS  CD REVIEWS
//  Maroon 5 - V Review
//  Opeth - Pale Communion Review
//  Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood Review [2]
//  Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood Review
//  The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt Review
//  Godsmack - 1000hp Review
 HOT ARTISTS
//  Kanye West
//  Rihanna
//  Nicki Minaj
//  Lil Wayne
//  Lady GaGa
SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » Music » News

Advertisement
Reg Presley Of The Troggs Dead at 71
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.05.2013



Billboard reports that Reg Preslsey, singer for The Troggs, has passed away at the age of 71. The Troggs are best known for their song "Wild Thing".

Presley died after a year-long battle with lung cancer, which forced his retirement. His agent, Keith Altham, made the announcement on Facebook late last night.

He wrote: "My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today. One very real person in a sometimes very unreal world."

He said that Presley had several strokes recently and died in his home in Andover (which is 70 miles west of London), surrounded by his family and friends.

The Troggs were part of the British invasion created by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. "Wild Thing" was written by American songwriter Chip Taylor and was originally recorded by Jordan Christopher and the Wild Ones in 1965. It wasn't until the Troggs covered it that it became well-known. It has been covered by hundreds of bands since its release in 1966, including names like Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen. It even led to a successful novelty song, as a singer pretended to sing it in Senator Robert Kennedy's voice.

The Troggs had other big hits like "Love is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You." They fell in the 1970s but had a revival in the 1990s when REM and Wet Wet Wet released covers "Love Is All Around."

Presley (real name Reg Ball) helped found the band in the 1960s while he was working as a bricklayer. He took the name Presley at the suggestion of his manager. He retired in January of last year and thanked fans for their support. At the time, he said he was getting chemotherapy and feeling not "too bad". His interests included crop circles, paranormal activity, and UFOs.

His daughter Karen said that she, her brother and her mother were with him when he passed. She added: "We're absolutely heartbroken."






MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

Top 8 Worst Series Finales

Snipes Rumored for Blade 4

Upton Responds To Leaked Nude Pics


comments powered by Disqus











www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.