Sixty-seven is too young
Very sad news indeed.
Saw Terry many times at the Jazz Cafe and other venues - always a really special night with a special man.
Spent some time with him one night talking loudspeakers, life and love.
Love Theme From 'Spartacus' will be played very loud in the office today.
JAMES A. ROTH
ROTH AV LTD. - FOUNDER
... Spent some time with him one night talking loudspeakers, life and love ...
Kudos. What were his views/choice[s] re domestic loudspeakers?
It wasn't really that kind of conversation....talking to him kind of made the whole speakers / hifi thing feel a little redundant.
That whole 'what do you do for a living' conversation changed very rapidly into a gentle, interesting discussion about 'stuff' - I can't list all the different things we spoke about, but I remember feeling overawed and out of my depth. I was sitting there with a few other people and Terry had this hypnotic effect. Shaking his hand and saying goodbye - a memory forever.
The gigs I saw him play were the very best I have ever seen - and I've seen a few (before I got too old) - the audience would go from tears to dancing like loons in a heartbeat. Uplifting, insiprational, intense, mad. The Jazz Cafe is a bit of a dodgy venue at the best of times, but when he played, you could hear a pin drop. And the band that he put together when he played in the UK was astonishing - Jim Mullen on guitar, Bosco on percussion, etc. These guys can PLAY.
I doubt that there has been another singer/songwriter like him and in this day and age, of 'here today, gone tomorrow' popcorn disposable X-Factor crapulousness, there won't be again.
He came from a different time, but he was still current.
Truly a great man, in every sense.
And I can honestly say I am writing this with tears in my eyes.
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