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Troggs

The Troggs formed in 1964, Reg Presley (Lead vocals), Chris Britton (Lead guitar), Pete Staples (Bass guitar) and Ronnie Bond (Drums). They were signed by Larry Page, manager of the Kinks, in 1965. They recorded on Page's Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl". Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor) (the song on the b-side of the single depended on the country where it was sold), which with the help of television exposure on Thank Your Lucky Stars reached number 2 in the UK (c/w Reg Presley's song 'From Home') and number 1 in the United States in July 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a garage rock standard. It was recorded in one complete take (take two) at Olympic Studios in London, with Keith Grant engineering. Because of a dispute over US distribution rights, "Wild Thing" was released (along with the first album of the same name) on two labels: Fontana and Atco. The band's success in the US was also limited by not touring there until 1968.


The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s.
The Troggs formed in 1964 and were signed by the manager of The Kinks, Larry Page in 1965.
In 1992 they teamed up with notorious drinkers Oliver Reed and Alex Higgins, with another version the following year featuring Wolf from the TV show Gladiators, which actually reached number 69 in the UK Singles Chart.

 

50s, 60s Hits

Love Is All Around
Wild Thing

Members of this Group


paula_elaine

Goldenboy

EuroGirl


Tasha

Bill Jackson

WhopperWCheese

mr mustang

The Bee

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