16 October 1947, Reading, Berkshire, England. The UK country singer Terry Clarke grew up in the rock n roll era and was influenced by the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash. One of his songs, Bruce Channel In This Town (from 1997s The Heart Sings), tells of the rock n roll star visiting Reading, and another is Gene Vincent Sings (from the same years Gene Vincent tribute album Turning The World Blue). Having bought a guitar at 14, Clarke joined a local band, the Statesmen. After that he played country clubs with an American ex-serviceman, Buddy Friend. He was signed as a solo act to Chrysalis Records in 1971 but no releases were forthcoming, and he moved to Polydor Records for one single, Lady. He then worked with the folk/blues musician Mike Cooper, playing on his albumLife And Death In Paradise.
In the 80s, Clarke formed a band, Domino Effect (whose singles included...