Irreplaceable: Beyonce showed over 100 million television viewers why she's the biggest R&B star on the planet at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Her rip-roaring LIVE set was very much the talking point after the game (won by the Baltimore Ravens, by the way).
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With the death of Troggs vocalist Reg Presley goes one of the true pioneers of rock. The Troggs nowadays are likely to be remembered for just one song, their snarling, belligerent US number one hit ‘Wild Thing’, released in 1966. Yet that song was just an example of the way that this great 60’s group subverted the clean-sounding flower-pop of the day – and much of that was thanks to Presley; his voice was untamed, full-throated, concerned more with impact than grace, and at the time it stood out a mile from even the likes of The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones who were starting to scuzz things up themselves.
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As reports state, Reg Presley dies age 71. The Troggs singer had been suffering with lung cancer for the past year.
As The Independent report, last January Presley made public his lung cancer diagnosis. "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," he wrote. "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."
The Troggs are the band behind the success of the iconic song 'Wild Thing' which was a major hit both in the UK and US during the '60s. The band enjoyed repeated fame and success during the '90s when their song 'Love is All Around' was covered by Wet Wet Wet and Radiohead, the latter with whom they recorded an album. Presley and The Troggs continued gigging right up until the singer's diagnosis. Over the past two decades he has also been known for his interest in crop circles and UFOs. He has even published a book about them.
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