“The Troggs,” best known for their 1966 hit single “Wild Thing,” had many other hits of the 60’s.
Presley's manager gave CNN the following statement: “Reg was an amazing man. He worked all over the world with The Troggs ... Even Jimi Hendrix copied the man from Andover." He said Presley was "a warrior of the '60s boom and not afraid to travel outside the London West End bubble to spread Troggmania."
“The Troggs” were part of the “British invasion” which included greats like “The Who,” the “Rolling Stones,” and of course, the “Beatles.”
Presley was diagnosed with lung cancer last year; he died in his UK home surrounded by family.
In 1988, comedian Sam Kinison recorded a novelty version of "Wild Thing" which featured Jessica Hahn, the mistress in the televangelist Jim Bakker sex scandal.
Presley’s musical influence will still remain as the British mourn the loss of one of their great musicians.
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