At the age of 71, Reg Presley, lead singer of The Troggs, has died.
He died at home, just over a year after announcing that he had lung cancer and was calling a halt to performing with the band. This, after 40 years of touring. He had also suffered a number of strokes in recent times.
Reg will be remembered for his performances with 60’s band, The Troggs, with whom he had a string of hits. They contributed much to the soundtrack of my early years seemingly always on the radio and with many appearances on TV. Black and white of course. Their most famous hit was with “Wild Thing”, but they also had success with others such as “Love is All Around”, “I Can’t Control Myself” and “With a Girl Like You”. The Troggs released many singles over the period from 1966 through to 1993 though none were to be as successful as “Wild Thing” which was re-released in various forms including a reggae version.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Reg will be missed but not forgotten. He has, along with the band, left a glorious legacy.