Terry Black

Terry in 1964

Discography


Albums

1964 - The Black Plague (Canada) (Arc Records ACM-5001)

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Notes

01 Unless You Care P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:01 Mono Guitar: Glen Campbell

Organ: Leon Russell

Drums: Hal Blaine

Tracks 1-6 were side 1 of the original LP.
02 Kisses For My Baby P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:19
03 Say It Again P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
04 Everyone Can Tell P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
05 Can't We Go Somewhere? P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 1:59
06 There's Something About You P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri This is a P.F. Sloan demo, with no involvement by Terry Black.
07 World Without Love John Lennon - Paul McCartney P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Tracks 7-12 were side 2 of the original LP.
08 Bad To Me John Lennon - Paul McCartney P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
09 Poor Little Fool (Version 1) Shari Sheeley P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
10 Ordinary Girl (Version 1) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:20
11 Dry Bones (Traditional)
12 Sinner Man Holt - Baxter

1965 - Only 16 (Canada) (Arc Records ACM-5002)

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01 Only Sixteen Sam Cooke P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:15 Tracks 1-6 were side 1 of the original LP.
02 Can't We Go Somewhere? P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 1:59
03 Little Liar P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:15
04 Ordinary Girl (Version 2) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:00
05 World Without Love John Lennon - Paul McCartney P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
06 Unless You Care P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:01
07 Poor Little Fool (Version 2) Shari Sheeley Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Tracks 7-12 were side 2 of the original LP.
08 Bad To Me John Lennon - Paul McCartney P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
09 Say It Again P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
10 How Many Guys P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:17
11 Everyone Can Tell P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri
12 Kisses For My Baby P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:19

1972 - Terry Black with Dr. Music: "Dr. Music" (Canada) (GRT)

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Sun Goes By Other tracks unknown

1982 - Black & Ward: "All Night long (Duke Street)" (Canada) (RCA?)

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Tracks unknown


Singles (Canada)

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Country

A/B Side

Notes

1964. Sinner Man Holt - Baxter ARC A 1063 Canada A Recorded in Vancouver.
1964. Dry Bones (Traditional) ARC A 1063 Canada B Recorded in Vancouver.
1964.10 Unless You Care P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:01 Mono ARC A 1074 Canada A
1964.10 Can't We Go Somewhere? P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 1:59 Mono ARC A 1074 Canada B
1964. Say It Again P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono ARC A 1080 Canada A
1964. Everyone Can Tell P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono ARC A 1080 Canada B
1965. Little Liar P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:15 Mono ARC A 1090 Canada A
1965. Ordinary Girl (Version 1) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:20 Mono ARC A 1090 Canada B
1965. Only Sixteen Sam Cooke P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:15 Mono ARC A 1103 Canada A
1965. How Many Guys P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:17 Mono ARC A 1103 Canada B
1965. Kisses For My Baby P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:19 Mono ARC A 1117 Canada A
1965. Poor Little Fool (Version 2) Shari Sheeley P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono ARC A 1117 Canada B
1965. Rainbow Russ Hamilton Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri ARC A 1125 Canada A
1965. ARC A 1125 Canada B
1966. I Who Have Nothing Mono ARC A 1145 Canada A
1966. Baby's Gone Bonney - Mason P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono ARC A 1145 Canada B
1966. Baby's Gone Bonney - Mason P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri

Arranged by Donald Peake
2:45 Mono ARC A 1149 Canada A
1966. Ordinary Girl (Version 2) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:00 Mono ARC A 1149 Canada B Re-arranged with a more commercial edge.
1967. Wishing Star ARC A 1173 Canada A
1967. Kick Me Charlie Tommy Roe ARC A 1173 Canada B
1972. Ridin' A Daydream GRT Canada A
1972. Boutique GRT Canada B
1972. Sun Goes By GRT Canada A Credited as "With Dr. Music".
1972. GRT Canada B Credited as "With Dr. Music".
1972. Goin' Down (On The Road To L.A.) Yorkville / ARC Canada A Credited as "Black & Ward".
1972. Yorkville / ARC Canada B Credited as "Black & Ward".
1972. Warm Days ANd Warm Nights Yorkville / ARC Canada A Credited as "Black & Ward".
1972. Yorkville / ARC Canada B Credited as "Black & Ward".
1974. Love Is The Feeling Yorkville / ARC Canada A Credited as "Black & Ward".
1974. Yorkville / ARC Canada B Credited as "Black & Ward".
1975. Back Up (Against Your Persuasion) RCA Canada A Credited as "Black & Ward".
1975. RCA Canada B Credited as "Black & Ward".
1976. Long Time RCA Canada A Credited as "Black & Ward".
1976. RCA Canada B Credited as "Black & Ward".
Ordinary Girl (Version 1) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono Underground Records URM 9001 Canada A
Little Liar P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono Underground Records URM 9001 Canada B

Singles (U.S.A.)

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Producer

Time

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Country

A/B Side

Notes

1964.09 Can't We Go Somewhere? P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 1:59 Mono Tollie T 9026 USA A
1964.09 Unless You Care P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:01 Mono Tollie T 9026 USA B
1964.09 Kisses For My Baby P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:19 Mono Tollie T 9026 USA B
1964.12 Say It Again P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono Tollie T 9041 USA A
1964.12 Everyone Can Tell P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Mono Tollie T 9041 USA B
1965.07 Only 16 Sam Cooke Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:15 Mono Dunhill D 4005 USA A
1965.07 How Many Guys P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:17 Mono Dunhill D 4005 USA B
1966.08 Baby's Gone Bonney - Mason P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri

Arranged by Donald Peake
Mono Dunhill D 4046 USA A
1966.08 Ordinary Girl (Version 2) P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri Lou Adler with P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri 2:00 Mono Dunhill D 4046 USA B

Compilation LPs

Date

Song

Compilation

Label

Catalog #

Country

Notes

1967.01 Unless You Care What's Going On Here? Dunhill USA A Trousdale Music Publishing promotional LP.
1988 How Many Guys Penny Arcade/Dunhill Folk Rock Vol. 2 Big Beat WIK 75 UK

On CD

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Compilation

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1993.06 Ordinary Girl (Version 1) Sound Of Summer Showers MCA Victor MVCM-387 Japan

Live / TV Appearances

Date

Name

Place

Notes

1964 Terry Black was the opening act, along with Lonnie Mack and Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, for Gerry And The Pacemakers.
c.1965 Canada A national tour was undertaken.
c.1965.07 The Lloyd Thaxton T.V. Show Terry Black sang "How Many Guys", backed by P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri.
1968 Canada Terry gave a number of performances on the club circuit.


Information

Date

Event

1949.02.03 Terry Black was born.
1950s He was raised in North Vancouver, Canada.
c.1963 He began his career by singing on a local Vancouver music show, his popularity resulting in his signing by Bill Gilliland of Arc Records.
1964 Phil Sloan recalls (concerning "Unless You Cared"):
"Terry Black was the "Fabian" of Canada. I didn't really want to write for that type, but I gave him a song I intended for Elvis that I wrote by myself when I was fifteen. We did have great musicians on that session.... Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on organ and Hal Blaine on drums."
1964 Terry Black won "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the Maple Music Awards.
1964-1965 His girlfriend was supposedly Patricia Anne, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, also an Arc Records artist, who covered the P. F. Sloan composition, "Blue Lipstick", and was apparently signed to Paramount in late 1965 to appear in a movie with Jan & Dean.
1966.01 Terry Black's father was transferred to Los Angeles for work, so the Black family moved to Hollywood.
1966 A movie was planned, to try to make him a teen idol in the USA, with Terry Black cast as Elvis Presley's brother. This project never happened, however.
1968 Disappointed by failure in the US, Bill Gilliland persuaded Terry to return to Canada to perform there.
1969 Terry performed in the musical "Hair" in Toronto. He met his wife-to-be, Laurel Ward, here.
1972 Terry and Laurel joined Doug Riley's group, Dr. Music for one album.
1972 Returning to ARC Records, Terry began a new career as a duo act with his wife, under the name Black & Ward.
1980s Terry performed on jingles for both beer and car adverisements.
1995 Varese Sarabande in Los Angeles were considering releasing a Terry Black "Anthology", consisting of a mixture of both his 1960s material, and some newly recorded songs. P. F. Sloan wrote a beautiful song for this project, which has unfortunately been cancelled.
2000 The albums "The Black Plague" and "Only 16" were both re-released on CD by Unidisc Records in Canada.