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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…


February 6, 2013 - Posted by | Personal


  1. I remember those hits well. Didn’t know about his interest in crop circles, though.

    Comment by colonialist | February 6, 2013 | Reply

    • Apparently well into it,, he even did lectures on them,, thank you ans welcome;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 6, 2013 | Reply

  2. 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”

    Comment by Barefoot Baroness | February 6, 2013 | Reply

    • I thought he was an easy going man,, the sort you like by just listening to always my lady welcome and honoured 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 6, 2013 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on Lady Barefoot Baroness.

    Comment by Barefoot Baroness | February 6, 2013 | Reply

  4. Only recently he said he was feeling quite well. He had only just stopped touring too. Very sad.

    Comment by Carol | February 6, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes a year ago he stopped due to collapsing on stage and then diagnosed.. very sad, and thank you Carol always welcome 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 6, 2013 | Reply

  5. I remember the Trogs well they were in Belfast a few times, in my youth 🙂

    Comment by Harry | February 6, 2013 | Reply

    • Did you see them,, quite good to see live,, I like their stuff alot.. thank you Harry and always welcome..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 6, 2013 | Reply

      • 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 🙂

        Comment by Harry | February 6, 2013

      • 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..;)

        Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2013

  6. I THOROUGHLY enjoy these old songs you put on your blog. Thanks heaps.

    Comment by Trish Worth | February 6, 2013 | Reply

    • You are welcome Trish it is people like you that make it well worth while..thanks and welcome 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • Trish are you aware of my other site,, pure music based.. it is called CyKlopps rides again.. check it out and enjoy.. request and challenges

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 8, 2013 | Reply

  7. 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

    Comment by Maxi | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • I could not agree more Maxi,, no airs and graces,, could not help but like him thank you and welcome..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2013 | Reply

  8. I always feel that the world is just a little darker when a person with so much talent leaves it. This is a very lovely tribute to him, Gerry.

    Comment by sandraconner | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • And yes it will be Sandra,, and thnak you for your praise and support. always welcome,,;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2013 | Reply

  9. 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?

    Comment by Lorna's Voice | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • It is the music to me that matters,, I do see how people see them.. it would interesting to know,,but not a lot to look at today..welcome as always ..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 7, 2013 | Reply

      • 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! 😉

        Comment by Lorna's Voice | February 7, 2013

      • Yes some did dress a little suspect..;) but that is what the era was..thank you..

        Comment by cobbies69 | February 8, 2013

  10. i loved them and “With a girl like you’ is my favourite of their songs…i can’t stop playing it now

    Comment by Jo Bryant | February 7, 2013 | Reply

    • I am so pleased you like it Jo,, it does make these posts so worth while when I read these comments,, and always welcome and thank you..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 8, 2013 | Reply

  11. @Gerry wow nice story about him 🙂 his song = timeless 🙂

    Comment by campanulladellaanna | February 9, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you Della,, it makes my day when i read words like yours,, makes it all worth the effort..although I enjoy so much..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 10, 2013 | Reply

  12. WoW! Never ‘erd of im… 🙂

    Comment by eof737 | February 22, 2013 | Reply

    • Well I cannot reply to this apart from you are missing out on some good sounds…a British icon. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 22, 2013 | Reply

  13. I loved that song, ‘Wild thing’. 😀

    Comment by adinparadise | February 25, 2013 | Reply

    • I used to play in my gigging days and it was a very popular song…thank you and welcome;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 25, 2013 | Reply

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