My Music “Wild Thing”

Reg Presely, another ole rocker gone, but forever young.
Reg Presely, another ole rocker gone, but forever young.

This past week the lead singer of a group from the sixties died, Reg Presley of the Trogs.

There most famous song was Wild Thing. It is so reminiscent and descriptive of the times that it often appears as background music in several movies.

The group also had a string of other hits, but they never hit the big time anywhere near the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Yet many of there songs are very good and instantly recognizable.

As for Reg Presley, he never got involved with drugs and he was married to the same woman for forty-seven years.

Right after Wild Thing was released a parody of the song by comedian Bill Minkin was recorded. It was done in the voice of Robert F. Kennedy. The voice and articulation are captured brilliantly.

First is the original by the Trogs and the parody.

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