Reg Presley

1941 - 2013

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Reginald Maurice Ball (12 June 1941 – 4 February 2013), known professionally as Reg Presley, was an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer with the 1960s rock and roll band the Troggs, whose hits included "Wild Thing" (#1 on the Hot 100 on 30 July – 6 August 1966) and "With a Girl Like You" (#1 on the UK Official Singles Chart on 4–11 August 1966). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reg Presley has received more than 408,961 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Reg Presley is the 2,165th most popular singer (down from 1,911th in 2019), the 5,543rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,964th in 2019) and the 216th most popular British Singer.

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  • 410k

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  • 19

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  • 3.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Reg Presley ranks 2,165 out of 4,381Before him are Fiona Apple, Han Geng, Tommy Roe, Ellie Greenwich, Yunho, and Blake Shelton. After him are Paula Seling, Bryn Terfel, Choi Soo-young, Ilse DeLange, Tim McGraw, and Paula Fernandes.

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Among people born in 1941, Reg Presley ranks 595Before him are Roger Taylor, Barrett Strong, Javier Vargas, Jim "Bad News" Barnes, David Walker, and Twyla Tharp. After him are Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, Dr. Demento, Frederick D. Gregory, David Darling, Hugo Berly, and Sushilkumar Shinde. Among people deceased in 2013, Reg Presley ranks 469Before him are Don Meineke, McDonald Bailey, Oscar Hijuelos, Noel Harrison, Louis-Paul M'Fédé, and Ilya Segalovich. After him are Sylvia Browne, Vladimir Vikulov, Peter Broadbent, Marian McPartland, Shamshad Begum, and Fred Martin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Reg Presley ranks 5,543 out of 8,785Before him are Steven Isserlis (1958), Abraham Beame (1906), Tara Fitzgerald (1967), Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey (1851), Tony Waiters (1937), and Christopher Fry (1907). After him are Aslı Enver (1984), George Moorhouse (1901), Thomas Lodge (1558), Bryn Terfel (1965), Alex Pettyfer (1990), and H. R. F. Keating (1926).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Reg Presley ranks 216Before him are Kathy Kirby (1938), Edwyn Collins (1959), Cleo Laine (1927), Noel Harrison (1934), Tony Ashton (1946), and Leona Lewis (1985). After him are Bryn Terfel (1965), Paul Jones (1942), Julie Covington (1946), Annie Ross (1930), Tasmin Archer (1963), and Ian Brown (1963).