The Troggs 1966 Ronnie Bond, Reg Presley, Pete Staples and Chris Britton (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
The Troggs Originally called The Troglodytes, were dubbed the progenitors of punk
The Troggs enjoyed success in the US at the height of the British Invasion. They became known for a unique rock 'n' roll formula that was more direct than their peers like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Kinks. With crunching guitar chords and Presley's primal vocals, this "Caveman Rock" was dismissed by some but proved to be hugely popular. The sound was a key influence on garage rock and punk.
The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was one inspiration for garage rock and punk rock. For example, Iggy Pop of the Stooges has cited the Troggs as influential to their sound, and the early version of British pop-punk pioneers Buzzcocks featured I Can't Control Myself in their live repertoire. The Ramones are also amongst punk bands who cited the Troggs as an influence. The MC5 covered "I Want You" at their live shows and recorded the song for the album "Kick out the Jams", although they renamed it "I Want You Right Now". [Source: The Troggs]
1966 The Troggs recorded 'Wild Thing' at Regent Sound Studio in London. The song went on to be a No.1 US and No.2 UK hit in June the following year. The track was recorded in one complete take (take two).
AND, much in line with April Fools' Day...
1970 As an April Fools' joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times. . .