Terry Reid

Terry Reid — aka Terence James Reid (born Nov. 13, 1949) — is an English vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, who initially emerged during the mid-1960s as the final guitarist for beatsters Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers. In 1968, Reid debuted as a solo artist with the album Bang, Bang You’re Terry Reid on Columbia. The album drew the attention of guitarist Jimmy Page, who invited Reid to join the formative lineup of Led Zeppelin. Reid turned down the offer but recommended Birmingham vocalist Robert Plant, whose Band of Joy had opened for Reid on tour.

In 1969, Reid issued a self-titled second album on Columbia/Epic. During the first half of the 1970s, Reid appeared on albums by Claire Hamill, Jackson Browne, and Bonnie Raitt. Between 1973 and 1978, Reid released three further solo albums on Atlantic, ABC, and Capitol.


  • Bang, Bang You’re Terry Reid (1968)
  • Terry Reid (1969)
  • River (1973)
  • Seed of Memory (1976)
  • Rogue Waves (1978)

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