Ronnie Bond

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Ronnie Bond was the drummer in the Troggs, the crude British Invasion band that ran off a series of hits in the mid- to late '60s, including "Wild Thing" and "Love Is All Around." The main figure in the…
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Ronnie Bond was the drummer in the Troggs, the crude British Invasion band that ran off a series of hits in the mid- to late '60s, including "Wild Thing" and "Love Is All Around." The main figure in the Troggs was their lead singer, Reg Presley, who also wrote most of their original material. However, Bond did occasionally write and sing Troggs tracks himself, though these tended to be obscure album cuts and B-sides that weren't remotely in the same league as the band's best efforts, vocally or otherwise. Bond also released a rare flop solo single in 1969, "Carolyn"/"Anything for You," though it deserves its obscurity, mixing bad vaudeville rock on the A-side with mediocre orchestrated pop on the flip. Both sides of the single were reissued as bonus tracks on the 2004 Repertoire CD reissue of the Troggs' third British album, Cellophane.