Terry Manning is an American record producer, songwriter, photographer, recording engineer and artist known for his work in rock, rhythm and blues, and pop music genres.
His career spanned several decades, including work with Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Booker T. & the MG's, Shakira, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rhino Bucket, Johnny Winter, Johnny Taylor, Jason and the Scorchers, the Staple Singers, Molly Hatchet, George Thorogood, Al Green, Widespread Panic, Joe Cocker, Joe Walsh, and Lenny Kravitz.
In 2013, Terry Manning was inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, The West Texas Music Hall of Fame, and the Bobby Fuller Four and Border Legends Cultural Center of El Paso, Texas. In October, 2013, ECR Music Group released Manning's album, "West Texas Skyline," A Tribute To Bobby Fuller. In January, 2015, ECR releases Manning's newest album, "Heaven Knows."
Manning began in the music industry in El Paso, Texas, where he played guitar and sang with several local bands, most notably The Wild Ones, and on a couple of occasions accompanied his friend Bobby Fuller. Upon leaving El Paso, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked for years at both Stax Records and Ardent Studios as an engineer and producer, recording and mixing. Manning was a principal part of Stax owner Al Bell's production team for The Staple Singers, responsible for such hit records as "Heavy Makes You Happy," "Respect Yourself," and "I’ll Take You There."
As a photographer, Manning photographed Chuck Berry, Procol Harum, Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, and many other musical artists of the rock period, as both an independent and as a writer/photographer for New Musical Express. He was also one of the last to photograph his acquaintance, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the day before the assassination.
Manning's newest releases as an artist are the single "God Only Knows." a slower, more emotional version of the Beach Boys' classic, accompanied only by himself on piano and Christine Gangelhoff on alto flute, and the ECR Music Group/Lucky Seven Records release of Manning’s newest album, "West Texas Skyline," A Tribute To Bobby Fuller, released in October 2013.