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Reg Presley: 10 Facts About the Rocker Who Gave Us ‘Wild Thing’

Posted on 02/5/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyYou may not know Reg Presley’s name, or that of his rock band, the Troggs. But if you grew up in the mid-1960s and had an AM radio, you instantly would recognize the distinctive growl of his peculiarly half-spoken, half-singing vocal: Wild thing You make my heart sing You make everything Groovy “Wild Thing” — an earthy, thumping three-chord guitar ode to youthful lust, punctuated by an oddly erotic ocarina solo — soared to the very top of the Billboard …