Death of Reg Presley

June 12, 1941 - February 4, 2013
Andover, England | Age 71

Troggs lead singer dies of cancer at 71 at his home in England
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GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage rock classic more than 45 years after its release made The Troggs and lead singer Reg Presley international stars.

Presley, whose raunchy, suggestive voice powers this paean to teenage lust, died Monday after a year-long struggle with lung cancer that had forced him and the band into reluctant retirement, his agent...

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