Bruce & Terry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": surf rock pop 60s 1960s 60s psychedelic and garage Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this duo comprised Terry Melcher (Terrence Jorden, 8 February 1942, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 November 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA; vocals) and Bruce Johnston (b. 27 June 1944, Peoria, Illinois, USA; vocals). They met in 1959 when Johnston recorded for the Arwin label which was co-owned by Melcher’s mother, Doris Day. Within three years Melcher had become a staff producer at Columbia Records where he oversaw, among other albums, Johnston’s Surfin’ Around The World. The pair began working together in 1963 as the Hot Doggers, before enjoying chart success as the Rip Chords. They made their chart debut as Bruce And Terry in February 1964 with ‘Custom Machine’, written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was succeeded by ‘Summer Means Fun’, the first of several P.F. Sloan / Steve Barri songs the duo recorded. Bruce and Terry parted company in 1965 as Melcher’s production...

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