Takeshi Terauchi

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Takeshi Terauchi
Birth name Takeshi Terauchi
Also known as Terry
Born (1939-01-17) January 17, 1939 (age 79)
Origin Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Genres Folk rock, Instrumental rock, Surf rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Years active 1960–present
Labels King Records
Website www.teraon.co.jp/terry

Takeshi Terauchi (寺内タケシ, Terauchi Takeshi, born January 17, 1939 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan), also known as Terry, is a Japanese instrumental rock guitarist. His preferred guitar is a black Mosrite with a white pickguard. His guitar sound is characterized by frenetic picking, heavy use of tremolo picking and frequent use of his guitar's vibrato arm.

Terauchi started his career playing rhythm guitar for a country and Western act "Jimmie Tokita and The Mountain Playboys", which had bassist Chosuke Ikariya. In 1962 he formed his first group, The Blue Jeans. However, in 1966 he left the group and formed The Bunnys with whom he played. In May 1967, he also established his own company named "Teraon". He won the "arrangement award" with the song "Let's Go Unmei" at the 9th Japan Record Awards in 1967. He left the Bunnys in 1968. He reformed the Blue Jeans in 1969 and the band has been active until today.

In 1981, Terauchi was awarded The United Nations Peace Medal.

On November 26, 2008, Takeshi Terauchi and the Blue Jeans released album Mr. Legend from King Records.


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