'Wild Thing' Singer Dead at 71
Reg Presley fronted Brit band the Troggs
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2013 12:34 AM CST
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(Newser) – "Wild Thing" rocker Reg Presley, frontman for the Troggs, has died at age 71 in England, the BBC reports. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and retired from music last year. A music publicist and friend said Presley had suffered "a succession of recent strokes." The Troggs formed in the early 1960s and had a number of hits, including "A Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around." Presley was interested in UFOs and crop circles and published a book in 2002 called Wild Things They Don't Tell Us.

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fractal
Feb 5, 2013 12:46 PM CST
"Wild Thing" was the background music in a little known film called "Something Wild" with Ray Liotta and Melanie Griffith. The movie was a pretty wild ride...
BrushMan
Feb 5, 2013 11:02 AM CST
WILD thing; You make my dick sting . . . .
justreading1
Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM CST
Enjoyed the music when I was a kid, and still do in middle age! Rest in peace.