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Born in March 1952 to parents living on a large council estate in Wakefield ... Terry attended Flanshaw infants, Alverthorpe junior, Ings Road Secondary Modern School,building college until the age of 21 and further education at Huddersfield university.

From 15 years of age Terry worked as a joiner for Horners Building Contractors in Ossett and also Wakefield Metropolitain District Council before turning professional with Black Lace in 1976...

As the founder member of Black Lace along with school pal Ian Howarth in 1969, Terry toured all over the UK in pubs night clubs, social and working mens clubs, Europe and the former Iron Curtain countries including performances in the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem 1979 and the Intervision Song Contest held in the city of Sopot Poland 1979...

Love, lust and the meeting and divorce of 3 wives... his lovely children, Helen, Kerry, Warren, and Ashley...the sad death of his partner, the raising of his youngest son Liam, now aged 7...but just a few days away from his 4th birthday when his mummy, Tricia, tragically died as a result of an asthma attack on one of the hottest days in July 2006 aged just 47.

Terry is now a Programming Manager working for one of the UK's largest Housing Associations, Wakefield and District Housing and plays the drums for enjoyment in a local 4 man outfit called MISTER TWISTER...

The writing of this book is a truly remarkable achievment for Terry whilst holding down a stressfull managerial day job, raising his youngest son Liam and with the help of grandparents finding time to play the drums on a weekend....

Black Lace/Terry Dobson Image Gallery