2013 – ‘Wild Thing’ singer Reg Presley dies of cancer on This day in Rock History! Presley, died Monday after a long bout with lung cancer at age 71, and caused the Troggs to retire early. Quotes from Agent Keith Altham “My dear old pal Reg Presley of The Troggs died today, one very real […]
2006 – Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving Green dies in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 90. RIP – Irving Green July 4, 2006 What do Sarah Vaughn, The Platters, Brook Benton, Patti Page, The Diamonds, Del Vikings, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Laine, The Troggs, Wayne Fontana, the Mindbenders, […]
1966 – “Summer in the City” tops the charts for three weeks, displacing “Wild Thing,” by the Troggs.
1966 – The Troggs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘With A Girl Like You’, the group’s only UK No.1 single.
1966 – The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” enters the top 40.
1966 – The Troggs release their evergreen classic “Wild Thing.”