[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Troggs[/lastfm] are most famous for their #1 hit Wild Thing, but they also made noise (literally!) with three other hits: With A Girl Like You, I Can’t Control Myself, and an uncharacteristic ballad Love Is All Around which cracked the top 10 in 1968. Last week, lead singer Reg Presley announced he is undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer, and is retiring from the group. Here’s his statement, as well as their four hit songs.
Letter From [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Reg Presley[/lastfm] – 24 January 2012
As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.
However I’ve had to call time on The Troggs and retire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the cards and calls and for your love, loyalty and support over the years.
A big thank you to Jackie for running the fan club and keeping you all up to speed, and a huge and special thank you to Chris, Pete and Dave.
I shall miss you all.
Lots of Love
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Troggs[/lastfm] fan club secretary Jacqueline Ryan has promised to forward on cards and get well wishes to Reg. Her address it:
56 Waite Davies Rd.
London SE 12 OND
Here are [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Troggs[/lastfm] four biggest American hits.
Wild Thing – #1 – 1966