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Andover, England (1964 – present)

The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in the UK and the US. Their most famous songs include the chart-topping “Wild Thing”, “With a Girl Like You”, and “Love Is All Around”. “Wild Thing” is ranked #257 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was an influence on garage rock and punk rock. Fronted until 2012 by Reg Presley (born June 12th 1941, as Reginald Maurice Ball; died 4 February 2013), The Troggs formed in the town of Andover, England. A version of the band is continuing to tour featuring original guitarist, Chris Britton, Long standing members Pete Lucas (bass), Dave Maggs (drums) & Chris Allen on lead vocals

Originally called The Troglodytes, the Troggs formed in 1964 and were signed by the manager of The Kinks, Larry Page in 1965. They recorded on Page’s Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single “Lost Girl”. Their most famous hit was the single “Wild Thing” (written by Chip Taylor), which with the help of television exposure on Thank Your Lucky Stars reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the United States in June 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a garage rock standard.

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