Tuesday, 5 February 2013

RIP Reg Presley

Sad news that after a battle with lung cancer and a series of strokes Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died.

There are many anecdotes about Reg, his obsession with crop circles, his determination to write an acid/druggie song on nothing more than a pot of strong tea (Night Of The Long Grass) the infamous Trogg Tapes, a recording of the band falling out in the studio (see video below) but my favourite is when he met Bob Dylan after recording an album for The Troggs. Dylan is alleged to have asked Presley how long he had played the bass for, to which Presley - not quite grasping it and a bit overworked - replied "All fucking afternoon mate"

RIP Reg, 1941-2013

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