Friday, April 22, 2011

Today's Tidbit

The Troggs released "Wild Thing" in the US on this day in 1966. It went on to become No. 1 for a couple of weeks. It was one of the first songs I and many learned on an electric guitar and was a majorly influential rock & roll song the world over.

"Wild Thing" had been written by Chip Taylor and released about 6 months previously by The Wild Ones but got little attention. Chip Taylor was the stage name for James Wesley Voight who is also noted for writing "Angel of the Morning" and happens to be the Uncle of actress Angelina Jolie.

I've put the original version first, then The Troggs version and finally the equally well known Jimi Hendrix version.

The Wild Ones - Wild Thing

The Troggs - Wild Thing

Jim Hendrix - Wild Thing

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