Pete Staples, ex bass player in The Troggs, pays tribute to lead singer of the sixties rock band Reg Presley, who has died at his home in Andover in Hampshire. The 71-year-old had been battling lung cancer. The band found fame with hit songs 'Wild Thing' and 'Love is All Around'.
In 2005, we featured Reg Presley with a special friend he'd made in Andover. Phill Mayer was in a terrible accident last summer and had both legs amputated after he was crushed while exploring the derelict Rothsay Hotel.
To help Phill on the long road to recovery, The Troggs took him to Antwerp for their recent Golden Years rock concert. Also on stage - Slade, Alvin Stardust, Mungo Jerry and other classic bands. Our reporter Keith Malone tagged along too!
Watch our report from 2009 - when Reg Presley talked to us about a crop circle that had appeared in Oxfordshire. The lead singer of sixties rock band the Troggs, Reg Presley died at his home in Andover in Hampshire following a battle with lung cancer.
He'd had a number of hit songs including 'Wild Thing' .
RIP Reg Presley - such a lovely man now chasing crop circles in the sky no doubt!From @adrianclarkson on Twitter:
Good Night to our local hero and celebrity Reg Presley. RIP Reg, sincere condolences to his familyFrom @JimProudfoot on Twitter:
Tributes are being paid to Reg Presley, the lead singer of sixties British road band the Troggs. The seventy one year old has died at his home in Andover in Hampshire. He'd been battling lung. Among his hits was 'Wild Thing'.
Reg Presley, the lead singer of sixties British rock band the Troggs has died at the age of seventy one. The frontman was at his home in Andover in Hampshire. He'd been battling lung cancer. The Troggs had a number of hit songs including 'Wild Thing'.