Born in Toronto on 29th April 1942, Terry is the son of Canadian artist John Hamilton "Jack" Bush.
During his time at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, Terry joined up with other musicians at the original ‘Blue Note’ on Yonge Street. The house band was called ‘The Silhouettes’ with Doug Riley on organ which he eventually joined. Later, Robbie Lane approached him about joining his band, which at the time was backing Ronnie Hawkins. He played with “THE HAWK” until June of 1965. By 1966 the Robbie Lane band were hired as the house band for a CTV-TV Show, called “It’s Happening".
Jingles were originally a sideline, but slowly Terry began writing and producing more commercials. After writing Baby Ruth with Doug Riley he began studying arranging and composition and by 1967 Terry had formed his own jingle company "Terry Bush Productions". Bush credits his good friend and arranger, the late Jim Pirie with help arranging jingles with said company.
Terry composed and produced “Man That’s Coffee” for Maxwell... Read More|
... House with the ‘Baja Marimba Band’ which they ended up recording as a single. He also wrote and sang, “Do You know What You’re Doing?” for the Council on Drug Abuse which went on to become a hit record. Very popular in the States, but it ended up being pulled off the Canadian airways because they thought it was promoting drugs.
Other notable jingles were "I Adore my 64, my Commodore 64", "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.
It was in and around 1978 when Simon Christopher Dew, the producer for the T.V. series The Littlest Hobo approached Terry to create a theme song for the show. At this time Terry had been writing songs with John Crossen and between them they came up with ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ the theme tune for The Littlest Hobo.
In April 2000 Simon Christopher Dew and Terry released the theme song as sung by the original singer (Terry). They re-recorded the theme with an added verse written by John but remained faithful to the original arrangement.
Now living in Ajax Canada teaching guitar.
Brother of Jack Bush.