The British Presley Remembered.


Tuesday 5th February 2013..

I have put a post on hold just so I could do this one on a great British Icon of music.

Yes the Brits did have a Presley,, and equally as good in my eyes, personal choice, so no need to get on one if you disagree. Our guy had no frills and was a very down to earth guy, his music should be in my CyKlopps site, but his interest in Crop Circles deserve to be on this one.

My small tribute to a man of music, which I loved most of and was large contributor to the British music scene of the 60’s and 70’s,, Most popular and commonly known song would be ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Love is All Around’. but if you are a follower of this band then you will also know they did many other good quality songs of the day to which some are still popular today.

Born: June 12, 1941 (age 71), Died 5th February 2013 Andover

Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball; 12 June 1941 – 4 February 2013) was an English singer songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer with prominent 1960s band The Troggs, whose best known hit was “Wild Thing“, though their only UK number one single was the follow-up “With a Girl Like You“.

He was born at 17 Belle Vue Road, Andover Hampshire UK.

His most famous composition is “Love Is All Around“. Wet Wet Wet‘s 1994 cover stayed at No. 1 in the UK singles charts for fifteen weeks. Presley used his royalties from that cover to fund his research into crop circles and outlined his findings in a book, Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us, published in October 2002.

Reg Presley appears as a character in Steve Erickson‘s novel These Dreams of You (2012).

Enjoy0.jpg  Gerry A/C 2013  RIP Reg…

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32 thoughts on “The British Presley Remembered.

  1. This is a heart-breaker.. I am feeling so much nostalgia for Reg & his music. This man and his definite & unusual vocals made his sound so unique and is such an iconic part of my life and even recent history again.
    It is hard to walk away from his music & now your post.

    Beautiful tribute My Kindest Sir.

    The crop circle interest is not surprising for this passionate man to have invested his heart & his monies in. I just did not know. That his heart and brain were open to the possibilities speaks volumes to my own sensibilities, just as his music always has done.

    God Speed Reg. You have certainly been our Wild Thing! “Fer Sure”

      1. I didn’t sadly but we saw loads of the top stars in the dance halls way back, and it was only about £1 to get in 50c and they played for about 3 hours, they were the days 🙂

      2. We certainly got our moneys worth in those days Harry,, I remember concert we went to here in the South of England and they just kept playing..;)

  2. Such an easy going man, lovely personality. I also remember these popular hits. Reg Presley was born three days before me. This is a sad loss for all of us.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  3. I just love these 1960’s bands–how stiff they were and the matching haircuts and outfits–too funny! I wonder what people in the future will think of music artists today?

      1. Yes, it is the music that matters most.

        As for not much to look at… some artists look like they just threw on their wrinkled clothes from the night before and others (females) look like they want to show off their undergarments so they “forgot” to put on their over-garments! 😉

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