Prior to joining Clapton's band, Terry was already a well-established South Florida guitarist and session musician, and had played with several notable bands including "GAME" who released two albums in 1970 and 1971. Terry was the group's featured lead guitarist and bassist, and wrote several songs on both albums.
Clapton recorded three of Terry's songs: "Mainline Florida", "Lay Down Sally" and "Don't Blame Me". Terry was a member of Clapton's studio and touring band until it was dissolved in 1979.
Terry's song What'll I Do with The Bellamy Brothers received heavy radio airplay. Terry released a solo album in 2004, entitled Guitar Drive.