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RIP Reg

Posted by Deborah Courtnell

   Sad news today of the death of Andover's one and only star and pop legend Reg Presley, front man of The Troggs. I had interviewed him about his keen interest in crop circles in the 1980's while I was a cub reporter on The Andover Advertiser more latterly for a piece I wrote for The Financial Times on film scores.
 
On the second occasion, which was about ten years ago we talked over a glass or two of wine in his garden and he enlarged on his more quixotic interests outside of music, the aforementioned crop circles and the like.
 
Reg Presley's boat had really rocked in all over again when the band Wet, Wet, Wet covered his song 'Love Is All Around' and their version was then used for the soundtrack of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
 
On both occasions I found him to be a delightful man, entertaining, unaffected and completely at ease with himself. RIP Reg.

04.02.2013

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