Ronnie Bond

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Ronnie Bond
Birth nameRonald James Bullis
Born(1940-05-04)4 May 1940
Andover, Hampshire, England
Died13 November 1992(1992-11-13) (aged 52)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
GenresPop, rock
Years active1960s–1992
LabelsMercury Records

Ronnie Bond (born Ronald James Bullis, 4 May 1940 – 13 November 1992)[1] was an English drummer, best known as the original drummer with The Troggs. Bond was born in Andover, Hampshire, England.

Bond was the original drummer with the 1960s band The Troggs, whose hits included "Wild Thing", (UK no. 2; US no. 1); "With a Girl Like You", (UK no. 1; US no. 29) and "I Can't Control Myself", (UK no. 2; US top 50), all in 1966, and "Love Is All Around" (UK no. 5; US no. 7) in 1967 (1968 in the US). The Troggs also had several smaller hits, including "Any Way That You Want Me", a UK no. 8 in January 1967, and "Night of the Long Grass" and "Give It to Me", both UK top 20 hits during 1967. He is often mis-credtied as writer of "Don't be a Dummy" performed by both John Du Cann and Gary Numan, as well as having a solo single called "It's Written on Your Body" - both used in jeans commercials. These were by a composer of tv commericials also known as Ronnie Bond (born: Ronald Frederick Bond in 1942), who was the actual writer of the famous 1970s Cadbury Flake commercials music.

The Troggs Bond died on 13 November 1992 in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, England, aged 52.[2]


  1. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1992 - 1993". Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8