In Terrys’ words

In Terrys’ words: This is from 1975 magazine interview, right after the release of Chicago VII

On MusicI get my inspiration usually from – personal things that have gone down

– (I listen to) Brecker Bros, Average White Band, The Band, Beatles, Jimi H.

On GuitarsI’m using a Tele with the old humbucker pickup off the first album

its beefed up a …with a couple of capacitors to give it more edge

On using a 35W Amp onstage – “You see Im” the only guitar player on stage so I don’t have to compete with other guitarists. Its loud as hell”

On Jimi Hendix – (Q)He liked your playing? Oh yeah

I met him a few timesWe could never talk to each other

Invited me to his house We’d look at each other, never really talk

On “Free form guitar” – “Well that was a whole different bag anyway …”

Another interview and more here:

In a song:

… So forget about your troubles
As we search for something new
And we play for you

… Well my thoughts
Are like ripples in a stream
I see myself so free

It’s just the hope for love once more

Dec.28, 2020

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