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Encyclopedia > The Troggs
The Troggs
The Troggs in a promotional image.
The Troggs in a promotional image.
Background information
Origin Flag of England Andover, Hampshire, England
Genre(s) Rock
Rhythm and Blues
Garage rock
Years active 1964 — present
Members
Reg Presley
Chris Britton
Pete Lucas
Dave Maggs
Former members
Ronnie Bond
Pete Staples
Richard Moore
Colin Fletcher
Tony Murray

The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, "Wild Thing". The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. The band's name comes from shortening the word troglodyte - meaning "cave dweller". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that enjoyed its original period of wide success in the United States and Canada, from 1963 to 1967. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball on June 12, 1943[1], in Andover, Hampshire) is an English singer/songwriter. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Wild Thing is a hit song written by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor and originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965 (United Artists 947) (see external link below). ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... Look up troglodyte in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Contents

Band members

Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball on June 12, 1943[1], in Andover, Hampshire) is an English singer/songwriter. ... Andover may mean: Phillips Academy, a Massachusetts prep school often known as Andover Avro Andover, a British military transport aircraft Hawker Siddeley Andover, a British military transport aircraft RAF Andover, a former Royal Air Force station now used by the Army Air Corps Andover, Kansas Tornado, a tornado in Kansas... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Watford is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England, situated 34 km (21 miles) northwest of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Andover may mean: Phillips Academy, a Massachusetts prep school often known as Andover Avro Andover, a British military transport aircraft Hawker Siddeley Andover, a British military transport aircraft RAF Andover, a former Royal Air Force station now used by the Army Air Corps Andover, Kansas Tornado, a tornado in Kansas... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Winchester Cathedral as seen from the Cathedral Close Arms of Winchester City Council Winchester is a city in southern England, and the administrative capital of the county of Hampshire, with a population of around 35,000. ...

Biography

The Troggs were signed by the manager of The Kinks in 1966, two years after their formation and recorded on Larry Page's Page One Records. Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor), which reached #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. Because of a dispute over U.S. distribution rights, "Wild Thing" was released (along with the first album of the same name) on two labels: Fontana and Atco. The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Larry Page was an English pop singer prior to the Beatles. ... Page One Records was the UK vehicle used by producer/manager Larry Page during a highly successful period as a hitmaker in the 1960s. ... Wild Thing is a hit song written by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor and originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965 (United Artists 947) (see external link below). ... Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez Chip Taylor (b. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that enjoyed its original period of wide success in the United States and Canada, from 1963 to 1967. ... Fontana is either: Fontana, California Fontana, Kansas Fontana, Gozo Island, Republic of Malta This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... ATCO Ltd. ...


They also had a number of other hits, including "With a Girl Like You" (a UK #1 in July 1966, U.S. #29), "I Can't Control Myself" (a UK #2 in September 1966 -- this was also their second and final dual-label release in the US, with Fontana retaining the rights to all subsequent releases), "Anyway That You Want Me" (UK #10 in December 1966), "Night of the Long Grass" (UK #17 in May 1967), and "Love Is All Around" (UK #5 in October 1967 and US #7 in February 1968). In the early 1970s, in an attempt to re-create their 1960s successes, the Troggs re-united with Larry Page, now running Penny Farthing Records, but the resulting cover version of the Beach Boys hit Good Vibrations did not capture the public's imagination. See also: 1960s in music. ... Love Is All Around is a song composed by Reg Presley and performed by the Troggs. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Penny Farthing Records was established by UK record producer Larry Page as a progression from his successful 1960s label Page One Records. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of... Good Vibrations is a pop single produced by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. ...


In 1991, the Troggs recorded Athens Andover, an eleven-song collaboration between themselves and R.E.M. It was recorded in the American band's hometown of Athens, Georgia, and was released in March 1992. Athens Andover is a collaborative album between The Troggs and what was then three-quarters of R.E.M. Released in March 1992, the name of the album is derived from the hometowns of the two bands: Andover, Hampshire in England and Athens, Georgia in the United States. ... This article is about the band. ... Athens-Clarke County is a unified city-county in Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, at the eastern terminus of Georgia 316. ...


The Troggs still exist and still play gigs. Their original drummer Ronnie Bond died in 1992.


Legacy and influence

The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was one inspiration for garage rock and punk rock. For example Iggy Pop of the Stooges has cited the Troggs as influential to their sound, and the early version of British pop-punk pioneers Buzzcocks featured "I Can't Control Myself" live repetoire. Ramones are also amongst punk bands who cited the Troggs as an influence. Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that enjoyed its original period of wide success in the United States and Canada, from 1963 to 1967. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Leigh, Manchester in 1975[1], led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley for nearly their entire existence. ... Ramones were an American band often regarded as the first punk rock group. ...


The Jimi Hendrix Experience famously covered "Wild Thing" during their appearance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, introducing it as the British/American joint "national anthem", and climaxing with Hendrix burning his guitar. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a highly influential, though short-lived, English/American rock band famous for the guitar work of Jimi Hendrix on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), All Along the Watchtower and Spanish Castle Magic. Although Hendrix was the... Poster promoting the festival The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. ...


In 1990, the first hit for the band Spiritualized was a cover of "Anyway That You Want Me." This cover was later used in the movie Me and You and Everyone We Know. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Me and You and Everyone We Know is the debut feature-length film by Miranda July. ...


"With a Girl Like You" is featured uncut in a school dance scene from the 1991 Nicole Kidman/Noah Taylor movie Flirting. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born June 20, 1967), is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress. ... Taylor played a young Adolf Hitler in the 2002 movie Max Noah Taylor (born September 4, 1969) is a London-born Australian actor. ... Flirting is a 1991 Australian coming of age film about a romance between two teenagers, written and directed by John Duigan. ...


In 1991, "Love Is All Around" was covered by R.E.M. during live performances and was released later that year as a B-side on their "Radio Song" single. Three years later, Scottish band Wet Wet Wet's version of the song spent fifteen weeks at number one in the UK. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the band. ... Radio Song is the forth single released by R.E.M. from their 1991 album Out of Time, where it appeared as the opening track. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish pop band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ...


A modified version of "Love is All Around" was featured in the film Love Actually and released late in 2003 performed by actor Bill Nighy. Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ...


An in-studio tape of Reg Presley's running commentary on a recording session, filled with in-fighting and swearing (known as "The Troggs Tapes") was widely circulated in the music underground, and is believed to be the inspiration for some of the dialog in the comedy film "This Is Spinal Tap." (Some of this dialogue was sampled by the California punk band The Dwarves on their recording of a cover version of a Troggs song, "Strange Movies".) This Is Spın̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Dwarves are a punk rock band formed in the mid-1980s by Paul Cafaro aka Blag Dahlia aka Blag the Ripper aka Blag Jesus aka Blag History Month aka Blag Plague. ...


External links

  • Troggs Website

References

  • The Troggs Full Discography

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The Troggs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, "Wild Thing".
The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England.
The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was one inspiration for garage rock and punk rock.
The Troggs (163 words)
The Troggs' most famous hit, was the single "Wild Thing" which reached number one in Britain and America in 1966.
The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was one inspiration for Punk.
In 1994 the Troggs' 1968 hit "Love is all Around" was covered by Scottish band Wet Wet Wet whose version of the song spent 15 weeks at number one in the UK.
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