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, Shania Twain, 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. In August, 2015, Manning's photography work will begin showing at art galleries in several cities, and a number of photography books are planned.
In the mid 1980s Manning moved to London, and worked for a year at EMI's Abbey Road Studios. In1992, he moved to Nassau, Bahamas to partner with Chris Blackwell in Compass Point Studios, which he operated for over twenty years.
Manning's newest releases as an artist are the ECR Music Group/Lucky Seven Records releases of his albums, "West Texas Skyline," A Tribute To Bobby Fuller, released in October 2013, and his newest, "Heaven Knows," released in 2015.
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- Compass Point Studio's homepage
- Terry Manning albums partial list