Reg Presley of the Troggs passed away today at the age of 71.
Presley was the lead singer of The Troggs, part of the 1960’s British Invasion. The Troggs most famous hit was the single “Wild Thing” (written by “Wild Thing” American songwriter Chip Taylor, whose real name is James Voight, brother of Jon Voight, the actor not the dentist John Voight), which reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the United States in June 1966.
“Wild Thing” holds a special place in the hearts and ears of baseball fans
VIDEO: Wild Thing, from the movie “Major League” with Charlie Sheen (this video includes major league language)
VIDEO: From Major League II
VIDEO: My favorite moment in the career of Mitch Williams (a.k.a. “Wild Thing”). Here’s Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Cheek in the 1993 World Series
VIDEO: The original “Wild Thing” by The Troggs with Reg Presley