Born in 1942, Terry is the youngest son of the late Canadian artist Jack Bush. Terry’s music ability became evident early in life. At the age of twelve, he taught himself to play guitar and played in numerous bands while attending high school. After graduation, Terry studied Electronic Technology at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
In 1964 he joined Robbie Lane and the Disciples, who were playing for Ronnie Hawkins and shortly after, the band went on its own, performing on CTV’s ‘It’s Happening”, a national pop music variety show, for three years.
Jingles were originally a sideline for Terry, but in 1968 he began writing and producing commercials with Doug Riley and others full time. During this period, he studied arranging and composition and by the following year had formed his own award winning jingle company.
During this time he worked with major advertising companies, writing, producing, playing, singing and announcing various ads. He composed and produced “Man That’s Coffee” for Maxwell House with the ‘Baja Marimba Band’ which they recorded as a single and “Do You know What You’re Doing?” for the Council on Drug Abuse, which went on to become a hit record. Among many of his award winning jingles were, ‘I Adore my 64, my Commodore 64’ and ‘I wanna go to the zoo, zoo, zoo’ for the Metro Toronto Zoo and ‘Life in the city’ for the opening of the Eaton Center in Toronto.
During this period, Simon Christopher Dew, the producer for the T.V. series The Littlest Hobo approached Terry to create a theme song for the show. Terry had been writing songs with John Crossen and between them they came up with ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ the catchy theme tune for The Littlest Hobo. The series ran in the late 70’s and 80’s worldwide and is still very popular today; Vision TV has recently begun airing the show weekdays at 4:00.
The National Westminster Bank in England produced a commercial using the theme tune. It was extremely popular and the commercial won an award for best commercial in a Los Angeles Film Competition.
Because of the popularity of the song, a group in England called Scooch recorded the theme in April of 2000. Simon Christopher Dew, the Producer of the T.V. Series and Terry thought they’d like to release the song as sung by the original singer. Terry re-recorded the theme with an added verse written by John but remained faithful to the original arrangement and sound. The CD contains eleven other songs written by Terry and some co-written with John. The CD is adult contemporary with a country flavour