Inspired by a post on the Locksands Life blog. Can’t believe I haven’t done this before now.
Obviously it was covered by Wet Wet Wet in 1994 and was number one for five weeks. I can’t believe the Troggs’ version only reached number five back in 1967. Although it did sell over a million copies and was awarded a Gold Disc. Artistes don’t need to sell that many these days to qualify.
It was written by the group’s lead singer Reg Presley.
Their first hit was in 1966 with Wild Thing. Oh my….I remember those striped suits!
They did seem quite different back then in an age of psychedelia and hippies.
I heard that Reg is battling lung cancer now, at the age of 71. Although he has only just quit performing with the group because of his health issues. Here’s wishing him well.
EDIT: Sadly Reg Presley Passed away February 4th 2013. R.I.P.
Below is a video of my first record: Love Is all Around.