Terry New, 1966 Terry New
lead guitarist till 1967

born June, 29th 1946
died October, 4th 2010
Terry joined the group in 1965, when they were known as The Emeralds and had recently released the 45 "King Lonely The Blue" on Decca Records.
He had previously been with a group called The Coronets with Mitch Mitchell on drums (later to become famous with Georgie Fame and Jimi Hendrix). The Coronets changed their name to The Lively Set
Terry New, 2003
and produced one 45 on Pye Records "Don't Call My Name / What Kind Of Love".
After a tour through Germany they split up and Terry met The Emeralds.
The Emeralds were very popular in Holland and Scandinavia at that time and regularly gigged there. Tony Meehan, their recording manager changed the group name to Wishful Thinking to coincide with the launch of the new single "Turning Round" which was released in 1965.
In 1967 Terry left the group to be replaced by John Franklin, sold all his equipment, got married and had two children with his wife Christine.

Terry New at home, 2002

Terry New and his wife Christine with their niece
(thanks to Andrew Webb, Terry's brother-in-law, for the pictures)
During the early 2000s he formed another band, this time called Wishful, and enjoyed playing gigs again.
In October 2003 he joined a short-lived reunion of the band at the birthday party of Wishful Thinking's 60ies-fanclub's secretary Sylvia McMaster.

Terry (red jacket) with Wishful Thinking,
their former manager Bob Potter and
fan club's secretary Sylvia McMaster
(Oct. 5th, 2003)

Terry (left) with Wishful Thinking live on stage at Lakeside Complex, Canal Suite, October 5th, 2003

Wishful Thinking
in Lakeside Studios, October 6th, 2003
Unfortunately Terry had developed cancer in 2009, but at one stage his family thought he would be OK, but then his condition deteriorated and he was in hospital when he passed away on October 4th, 2010.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Terry New. Terry was lead guitarist and vocalist in the original 60's Wishful Thinking. He played an important part in the early success of the group in Scandinavia and can be heard on the the first hit recordings the group had in Denmark - "Turning Round" and "Step by Step". Terry was well respected as a musician, not only by his fellow band members, but also by musicians from other bands that Wishful Thinking worked with. The foundation Terry laid down was instrumental in the group's continued success in the 60's. We shall remember Terry as an excellent musician with a great sense of humour and, above all, a good friend. Our thoughts are with his family, Christine, Lucy and Martin at this sad time."
All members of Wishful Thinking past and present.

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