This week we feature music from: Wanda Jackson, Chiffons, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Beatles, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Rolling Stones, Troggs, Bob Dylan, Grass Roots, James Brown, McCoys, Beach Boys, Janis Ian and many more . . .
The Troggs were an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in the UK and the US. Their most famous songs include the Hot 100 chart topper “Wild Thing“, “With a Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around“. “Wild Thing” is ranked #257 on the Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was an influence on garage rock and punk rock.
Fronted by Reg Presley, the Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England and were originally called the Troglodytes. “Wild Thing”, “With a Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around” each sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs
Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball; 12 June 1941 – 4 February 2013) was an English singer-songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer with the 1960s rock and roll band The Troggs, whose best known hit was “Wild Thing”, though their only UK number one single was the follow-up “With a Girl Like You”. He also wrote the song “Love Is All Around” which featured in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.
In December 2011, Presley was hospitalized in Winchester, Hampshire, with what was suspected to be a stroke. He was also suffering from pneumonia and fluid around the heart. Presley had suffered a major stroke about a year before. His wife said he first began to feel bad while performing in Germany on 3 December 2011 and had got progressively worse. “Doctors think he has had another stroke. He’s not very well and I have no idea how long he’ll be in hospital”, she said. The following month, Presley announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and therefore decided to retire from the music industry. Just over a year later, on 4 February 2013, Presley died from this cancer and, according to Altham, “a succession of recent strokes”. Presley was cremated at Basingstoke Crematorium, Hampshire. (Source: Wikipedia)
|1||With a Girl Like You|
|3||Love Is All Around|
|4||I Can’t Control Myself|
|5||Any Way That You Want Me|
|6||Give It To Me|
|7||You Can Cry If You Want To|
|8||Night Of The Long Grass|
|9||Feels Like A Woman|
|11||Hip Hip Hooray|
|12||Hi Hi Hazel|
|23||I’ll Buy You An Island|
|24||I Love You Baby|