Terry Reid

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock folk rock singer-songwriter 60s folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

13 November 1949, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. Reid first attracted attention in Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers where his ragged voice helped transform their passé beat group image into something more contemporary. Reid’s debut single, ‘The Hand Don’t Fit The Glove’, was issued in 1967 credited to Terry Reid And The Jaywalkers, but he achieved a greater recognition upon forming a trio with Eric Lease (keyboards) and Keith Webb (drums). The former was replaced in quick succession by Bill Bonham then Pete Solley. Having turned down Jimmy Page’s overtures to join the embryonic Led Zeppelin, Reid became a popular figure in the USA following a tour supporting Cream. His debut, Bang Bang You’re Terry Reid, produced by Mickie Most, emphasized the artist’s exceptional vocal talent and impassioned guitar style, while a second collection featured soaring versions of Donovan’s ‘Superlungs My Supergirl’ and...

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