Where DID the Wild Things Go?
April 09, 2012
I recently facilitated a "Read from the Start Workshop" on behalf of the Missouri Humanities Council, and one of the books we read and discussed was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. To further enrich the reading experience, during the wild rumpus portion, I played them the song "Wild Thing," a crazy-popular hit from the 1960s originally performed by a British group named The Troggs. This led me to ponder, whatever happened to The Troggs?
So, of course I searched the Internet to find out and came across their official website. I was honestly surprised to discover that The Troggs were still together. Up until January of this year, two original members of the band were still performing: lead singer, Reg Presley, and lead guitarist, Chris Britton with help from new members Pete Lucas on bass and Dave Maggs on drums. Presley has since retired due to a recent diagnosis of lung cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment.
Although they are most known for their hit "Wild Thing," they also had several other chart-topping singles, such as:
- "With a Girl like You"
- "I Can’t Control Myself"
- "Anyway That You Want Me"
- "Give it to Me"
- "Love is all Around"
If you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and listening to some favorite music, you can search for your favorite group or musician using our online catalog to do an advanced search, like this. Or you can search for a specific song by putting the song name in the title area when you search, like this. You can also change the item type to "Music on Cassette." We also have some wonderful Research Databases in the Art and Entertainment section of the MCPL website where you might be able to find some of your old favorites.
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