Posted in music on February 4, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Presley (bottom) with The Troggs
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Reg Presley, lead singer of The Troggs, lost his battle with lung cancer over the weekend reports news agency WENN. He was 71. Though best known for garage rock touchstone "Wild Thing," The Troggs were expert pop craftsmen with a long list of great songs like "With a Girl Like You," "I Can't Control Myself" and "Love is All Around" to name three. The latter is the title track of their 1968 album which is a bonafide classic.

The Troggs were a big influence on '80s college rock bands, and in 1992, the band made a comeback with Athens Andover with help from R.E.M. and The dB's. It's a great record too. We'll miss you, Reg. Rest in peace.

A few Troggs promotional clips are below.


The Troggs - "Wild Thing"

The Troggs - "I Can't Control Myself"

The Troggs - "With a Girl Like You"

The Troggs - "Love is All Around Me"



Comments (16)

Troggs were great, and they wrote most of their songs. Sad to hear of Reg's passing. Reg's songs were so simple and memorable.

Posted by Edoc | February 4, 2013 7:30 PM

Stop smoking, everyone!

Posted by Regular reader | February 4, 2013 7:49 PM

I'm trying!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 8:04 PM

He loved hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 8:26 PM

^ That's actually a common lie. You simple, simple, simple little EGG BITCH.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 8:56 PM

Very sad.

(although, we're all going to die) (so ya can't get too bent out of shape)

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 9:45 PM

I feel so bad!

Posted by goga | February 5, 2013 4:15 AM

Smoke cigarettes, shoot performance enhancing dugs, fire automatic weapons, send woman to the front lines in resource grabbing wars, because it's only equality if they die as well for no good fucking reason.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 5:48 AM

R.I.P reg Presley... your always be in our heart. :)

Posted by Alaskan Smoked Salmon | February 5, 2013 12:30 PM

You did great and i salute you for that. R.I.P

Posted by Retractable Awnings | February 5, 2013 1:39 PM

R.I.P we will missed you!!!

Posted by Burien Plumber | February 5, 2013 4:16 PM

The spambots really loved this guy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2013 10:24 PM

The passing of a great British showman. Our thoughts are with you and your family, RIP Reg.

Posted by Dino | February 6, 2013 7:45 PM

R.i.p sad times.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 7:46 PM

Could you imagine The Troggs playing for you on the train. It'd sure beat that SHIT - Hop music I have to hear every day. I met Reg , once. He was like you'd picture , very funny and most pleasant , but , best of all , thoroughly unconcerned with whatever was "Cool and "With it" " at the moment , as he put it.

Posted by Antoine | September 16, 2014 6:09 AM

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