“Wild Thing” Singer Dies At 71

LONDON (February 6, 2013)--Singer Reg Presley of The Troggs, who died Monday, is being remembered for influencing hundreds of garage bands and for a notorious underground recording of "Wild Thing" that became a staple for garage rock.

The Troggs other big hit in the U.S. was "Love Is All Around."

A tape of The Troggs in the studio swearing up a storm became a cult phenomenon as "The Trogg Tapes."

Presley also had a big interest in crop circles and UFOs and wrote a book about aliens and government conspiracies called "Wild Things They Don't Tell Us."

Presley died Monday at his home west of London after suffering several strokes.

He was 71.

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