RIP Reg Presley: the star who let others shine
RIP Reg Presley, lead singer of 1960s British rock band The Troggs, singer of the hit Wild Thing in 1966. He and the Troggs also had hit with Love Is All Around in 1967. That song was later recorded by Wet Wet Wet. It was a version better than the original, topping the charts for 15 weeks in 1994. Jimi Hendrix’s version of wild Thing was also an improvement on the Troggs’ version. And then there’s Presley, a name that is associated with a brighter star, the late Elvis Presley. Reg Presley had talent. But his legacy has been someone else’s.
If you’re wondering where they got the suits from:
The British pop group The Troggs, with Sidney Brent, owner of the Take 6 men’s boutique, in Wardour Street, London, on May 27, 1966. Brent promised the group the Troggs, when they were unknown, that if they ever reached the top five in the British pop charts, he would give them Â£1,000 worth of clothing from his business. From left to right; Reg Presley, Chris Britton, Sidney Brent, Peter Staples and Ronnie Bond.