Tag Archive | February 4th

RIP The Troggs' Singer Reg Presley

Reg Presley Young
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Reg Presley sang lead on what is probably the most-covered sixties-era pop song of all time, “Wild Thing.” And now he’s dead. The Troggs’ vocalist has passed away on February 4th, 2013 at age 71 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Read an engaging obituary recalling Presley’s life and career at This Link. Trivia: “Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie’s uncle!

RIP The Troggs’ Singer Reg Presley

Reg Presley Young
Image Source

Reg Presley sang lead on what is probably the most-covered sixties-era pop song of all time, “Wild Thing.” And now he’s dead. The Troggs’ vocalist has passed away on February 4th, 2013 at age 71 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Read an engaging obituary recalling Presley’s life and career at This Link. Trivia: “Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie’s uncle!

Happy 65th Birthday, Alice Cooper!

Alice Cooper Sneer

Everyone who knows me knows that all of my Alice Cooper love goes 100% out to the original band of that name. But without Vincent Damon Furnier, there would have been no original band, so it’s not entirely possible to separate the two. Vince (aka Alice) celebrates 65 years on the planet today, having been born on February 4th, 1948. Hello, Hurray.

RIP Cramps’ Vocalist, Lux Interior


1946 – 2009

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2009

Lux Interior, (born Erick Lee Purkhiser) lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST . strong>Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.