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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:31 PM

 

RIP Reg Presley

Lead singer. It was a bit of an anthem in my youth.



Reg Presley, lead singer of 60s rock band The Troggs, has died aged 71.

The band's frontman died at his home in Hampshire, his daughter, Karen, confirmed to the BBC.

The Troggs had a number of hit songs, including Wild Thing and Love Is All Around.

Music publicist Keith Altham paid tribute to Presley on Facebook, saying his "dear old pal" had died "following a succession of recent strokes and a losing battle with cancer".

Presley announced his retirement from music a year ago after being taken ill during a concert in Germany and then being diagnosed with lung cancer.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21332048

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Leslie Valley Feb 2013 OP
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shenmue Feb 2013 #3
zappaman Feb 2013 #4
Hoyt Feb 2013 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #6

Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. Just last night, I was doing a 12-string version of "Love is all Around"

God's own drunk and doing slow acoustic versions of 60s songs.

RIP, Reg

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:46 PM

2. Oh dear

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. Rest in peace

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:52 PM

4. Ever hear "The Trogg Tapes"?

Insanely funny!

R.I.P.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:20 PM

5. Darn. Great song.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:28 PM

6. Iggy Pop and the Ramones credited The Troggs with greatly influencing punk rock

particularly the very "punk" tune From Home, written by Reg Presley (who wrote many of their songs) in 1966. When I was in my first band in 1966, we played this and all my guitarist friends admired Chris Britton's guitar solo and tried to copy it. From Home, the "B" side of Wild Thing was better than the "A" side in the opinion of most.



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