About The Flamingos
Terry would change their sound forever, by writing their first national pop hit "Lovers Never Say Goodbye." From the success of "Lovers Never Say Goodbye," George Goldner, President of End Records, charged Terry with the daunting task of re-arranging 33 standards in order to model themselves after The Platters. Arranging thirty two of those standards came fairly easy to Terry, but the final song "I Only Have Eyes For You" was a struggle. One night while working on the song, Terry fell asleep and the arrangement came to him in a dream. It was not well received by George Goldner or the other members of the group, however Goldner decided to place it as an album cut on their now critically acclaimed album "Flamingo Serenade." Thanks to DJ's around the country, it was chosen from the album for national airplay and it became The Flamingos' biggest hit.
As a follow up to "I Only Have Eyes For You," Terry wrote another chart favorite for the group, "Mio Amore." Other talented songwriters such as Sam Cooke and Doc Pomus gave them even more chart success. The Flamingos' music has been honored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Grammy Hall of Fame, The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, The Vocal Group Hall of Fame as well as Billboard magazine, and has been featured in many major motion pictures and TV programs. The Flamingos are still accredited by industry giants such as Little Anthony & The Imperials, Otis Williams of The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and even Bruno Mars, as being a major influence in their music careers. With the combination of the beautifully ethereal arranging style of Terry's music and vocal harmonies, his first tenor and baritone lead, their dynamic Step Brothers' like choreography, 4 distinctly different lead vocalist and the uniquely arranged harmony blend of 6 voices, The Flamingos set a standard in the music industry that could not be matched. They were known to be one of the first vocal groups to be musically self-contained. After 9 charted releases and 4 albums The Flamingos disbanded, and Terry went on to be an artist as well as a writing and producing partner with Smokey Robinson at Motown Records, co-writing the BMI award winning "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles as one of his many recording accomplishments. During his Motown years he wrote songs for and recorded The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Spinners, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Edwin Star, David Ruffin and others.
Today, as one of two surviving members of The Flamingos, Terry is the only one who continues performing and recording under The Flamingos' name. They are celebrating their Diamond Anniversary in 2013 with the release of their CD entitled "The Flamingos...Ambassadors For Romance, The Diamond Anniversary Tour," which has received generous airplay and very favorable reviews from all over the world. Terry is joined on the album and on tour by Starling Newsome and Stan Prinston, both of whom are seasoned performers and very talented lead singers. In concert, The Flamingos expand their repertoire to include classic songs from the American Songbook, an inspiring video tribute honoring our troops, comedy and the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment. This mix of cleverly arranged music, from the past and present, promises to create a memory-filled concert that will bring fans to their feet repeatedly.
They are currently recording a new CD to be released in 2014. The Flamingos will continue to record the kind of love songs that made them the "Ambassadors for Romance."
For The Flamingos' tour schedule, merchandise and current news, please visit www.theflamingos.com
Nov 20 FridayLakewood, NJ, US The Strand Theatre
Nov 21 SaturdayTorrington, CT, US Warner Theatre
May 07 SaturdayBrookville, NY, US Tilles Center Concert Hall