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Troggs Frontman and "Wild Thing" singer Reg Presley Dies at 71

February 5, 2013  |  2:30pm
Troggs Frontman and "Wild Thing" singer Reg Presley Dies at 71

A year after his lung cancer diagnosis, Troggs frontman and “Wild Thing” singer Reg Presley died Monday, according to The Associated Press.

The 71-year-old was most known for his 1966 cover of the Chip Taylor-penned single, “Wild Thing.”

The Troggs and Reg Presley, long considered to have been a distinctive part of the British Invasion wave of music in the ‘60s were also credited with profoundly shaping garage rock.

The Troggs went on to have several other big hits: “Love is All Around” and “With a Girl Like You,” the latter of which was recently featured on the HBO show Girls.

Presley help found the band while working as a bricklayer in the 1960s.

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