lee harth · @greatgagagod

10th Jul 2012 from Twitlonger

Music Trivia Wild Thing by the Troggs
Chip Taylor, the writer of the song, made a lot of money from Wild Thing, because so many people have covered the song. Unfortunately Chip had a gambling problem, for years he blew about $10,000 away in the casinos in Las Vegas. Chris Taylor is an uncle of Angelina Jolie and a brother of Jon Voight.
The intro and ending is borrowed from "Heartbreak Hotel", an Elvis Presley song.
The instrument playing in the middle section is an ocarina.
The Troggs recorded this song in 20 minutes.
Jimi Hendrix covered Wild Thing, it's the song he plays on the Monterey Festival when he sets his guitar on fire.

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