Terry Britten

Terry Britten (born July 1947) is an English-born musician, songwriter, and producer who first emerged as the guitarist of the Australian pop-rock band The Twilights during the mid-1960s. During the late 1970s, he rose to prominence in the Northern Hemisphere as a songwriter for Cliff Richard, penning the 1976 hit “Devil Woman” and most of the singer’s 1979 album Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvenile. In the mid-1980s, he formed a writing partnership with Scottish singer/songwriter Graham Lyle that yielded Tina Turner‘s 1984/85 hits “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome).”

Along with Alan Tarney, John Farrar, and Steve Kipner, Britten is recognized among Aussie rock historians as a member of the Gumleaf Mafia: a loose guild of mostly UK-born musicians and songwriters who emerged in the Australian beat boom during the mid-1960s and ultimately penetrated the Northern Hemisphere as writers/producers for popular international acts during late 1970s and 1980s.


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