Personalities | The Troggs | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1964–present)

After ‘Wild Thing’ charged into the UK chart in 1966 its follow-up, ‘With A Girl Like You’, penned by mainstay Reg Presley (vocals), actually seized the top spot. These were smashes in North America, too. Intermittent successes later and the recurrence of Troggs numbers in the repertoires of countless US garage bands were a solid foundation for a lucrative post-Top 40 career that has embraced a link-up with R.E.M. for 1991’s Athens To Andover album, and a 1994 chart-topping hit revival of 1967’s ‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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