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Terry GORDON OAM 2012

Terry Gordon

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 Coast.  In his early twenties he was working as a solo performer on the Sydney pub circuit.

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 Brisbane 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 Brisbane. Recorded three songs by Jim Wesley and a cover version of “Star Spangled Banner”.

1967 – Toured with “The Real McCoys” covering all of Australia.

1968 – Settled in Sydney 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 Balmain Flash”.

1981 - He was inducted into the Hands of Fame.

1982 - Hosted the television show "Must Be Country" from Tamworth.

1993 - Honoured with the coveted award of Country Music Entertainer of the year.

 2005 - 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.