Were you there when Reg Presley and Troggs headlined Scunthorpe United Stars of 1966 pop festival?
Troggs lead singer Reg Presley - who died this week from lung cancer at the age of 71 - made a memorable debut in Scunthorpe during the Sixties, recalls NICK COLE.
Just after With A Girl Like You hit the number one spot in the UK charts, The Troggs were booked as one of the headliners at the Stars of 1966 Festival at Scunthorpe United's Old Show Ground.
Also on the bill on September 19, 1966 were Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Billy J Kramer, Zoot Money, The Fenmen, The Creation, The Mindbenders, Cliff Bennett and DJ Pete Murray.
Admission for the show, from 6pm to 1am, was an unbelievable £1, and the organisers confidently announced there would be covered accommodation for 10,000 fans if it rained.
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The show started 30 minutes late due to the non-appearance of The Creation, but Reg and The Troggs earned the biggest ovation of the night.
Sadly, only 2,400 fans turned up and Scunthope United FC reportely lost £1,500 after forking our more than £4,000 for the stars.