Reg Presley, lead singer of the British ’60s hitmakers the Troggs, has announced a retirement from music due to his being diagnosed with cancer.
In a statement issued on the Troggs’ official website, Reg said “As you all know I was taken ill whilst doing a gig in Germany in December. During my stay in hospital tests showed that in fact I have lung cancer. I am receiving chemotherapy treatment and at the moment not feeling too bad.” He has previously suffered two strokes; one in 2010 and another just last year. via britrockaholic.tumblr.com
The Bees of "Voices Green and Purple" (or are they the OTHER Bees from L.A., the ones on Mirwood who did "Leave Me Be/She's An Artist" ?) fame play "Satisfaction" and more at a Department Store Fashion Show in LA. Date Unknown. (Pebbles Volume 3) Thanks to Astro & Jean Pop Deux for ideas on who these Bees were.
Documentary footage from France. Featuring an Ultra-Cool French Pop-Psych/Freakbeat band called "Les Something" who recorded a rare French EP in April 1967 (DECCA 461103). Lots of great shots of cool 60's French dancing teens. It was labeled "Magasins Des Jeunes Mini Jupes et Cheveux Longs" which Google Translate tells me means "Mini-skirts, Kids, Stores and Long Hair". Not sure if that's an actual title or just something somebody made up.