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.