1942 - Born on the 28th
of November in Taralga (Near Goulburn), NSW.
1947 - Terry was just five when his father took him to see 'Tex
Morton's Wild West Show'. He decided there and then that he was
going to be a Country Music Star
1958 – By the age sixteen, he was playing guitar in a band;
1961 – Formed “The Wanderers” and
performed on WIN 4 Wollongong,
and venues on the South
In his early twenties he was working
as a solo performer on the
Constantly in demand for work, he has appeared on most of the
major variety shows (Six O’Clock Rock, Bandstand, Saturday Date)
as well as on specialised CM TV programs.
1964 – Moved to
and worked the hotel circuit.
1965 – Moved to Glen Innes where he
became the station manager at 2AD Armidale. First recording on
Sunset records in
Recorded three songs by Jim Wesley and a cover version of “Star
1967 – Toured with “The Real McCoys”
covering all of Australia.
1968 – Settled in
working the club scene and on cruises out of Sydney
on the Chandris, Sitmar and P & O Lines.
1970 – Recorded with CM Records (Dubbo).
1973 – Recorded on W & G.
1979 – Recorded on Opal Records (Tamworth).
“The Last of the Marrickville Cowboys” and had success with “The
In the mid-eighties,
1981 - He was inducted into the Hands of Fame.
Terry hosted a weekly TV show from
NEN 9, "Must Be Country".
1993 - Honoured with the coveted award of Country Music
Entertainer of the year.
- Awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to
the entertainment industry, and the community through
performances for charitable organisations.
2012 - Elevated to the Roll of Renown.
Since beginning his distinguished recording career, he has
released 25 singles and 20 albums.
His versatility as a balladeer,
songwriter, bush poet, comedy performer and TV host has
established Terry as one of CM's finest entertainers. During a
career of continuous travel, he has criss-crossed the length and
breadth of Australia
literally dozens of times. Terry has performed in all kinds of
venues - from weather-beaten tents to the most modern TV studios
and entertainment centres. On stage he has worked alongside such
local CM legends as Tex Morton, Chad Morgan, Slim Dusty and just
about all the greats of the industry.