Troggs frontman Reg Presley dies at age 71

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      Reg Presley, lead singer of '60s British rock band the Troggs, died today at his home in Hampshire, England. He succumbed to a year-long battle with lung cancer and a number of strokes.

      The Troggs are best known for their 1966 hit, "Wild Thing", which hit #2 on the British charts and went to Number One in the States.

      The song was covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to the Divinyls, and featured a very simple but extremely catchy guitar riff.

      Music producer Andrew Loog Oldham, who used to manage the Rolling Stones, tweeted: "R.I.P. reg presley of the troggs. a long time served in the rock trenches. always innovative."

      Presley was 71 years old.