Founding Troggs Singer Reg Presley Dies
Posted 2/4/2013 6:00:00 PM

Founding Troggs frontman Reg Presley died Monday in Andover, England, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 71. Kevin Lewin of World Entertainment News Network spoke with the singer's daughter Karen, and she told him that Presley "passed away peacefully at home and myself, my brother and our mother were with him."

The Troggs formed in Andover in 1964, and are best known for the garage-rock classic "Wild Thing," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966. The band's single "Love Is All Around" peaked at #7 in 1968.

After Presley retired due to his health, The Troggs brought hired Chris Allen as their new lead singer. He previously had worked with The Denny Laine Band, The Commitments and The Animals.

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