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Terry Chimes (5/7/1956) was born in Stepney, London started playing drums when he was 15 years old. Terry was a founder member of The Clash.
Terry left the band in 1977 and returned in 1982.
After leaving The Clash, Chimes drummed in other bands including Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers in 1977 and 1984, Cowboys International in 1979, Generation X with Billy Idol from 1980 to 1981, Hanoi Rocks in 1985, The Cherry Bombz in 1986 (with ex Hanoi Rocks members Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide and ex Sham 69/Wanderers/The Lords of the New Church Dave Tregunna)
Terry also toured with Black Sabbath from 1987 to 1988.
After 15 years he left the music business to pursue a career in alternative medicine and became a doctor of chiropractic and also an acupuncturist. He lectures regularly in Europe and the USA.
In 2003, Chimes was inducted into in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Clash.
Terry is actively involved in charity work and was chairman of the board for the YMCA of East London for eight years and was nominated as an Ambassador for the Scout Association Region for Greater London at an Adult Appreciation ceremony in 2008
New band The Crunch is Sulo (Diamond Dogs), Terry Chimes, Dave Tregunna (Shame 69) and Mick Geggus (Cockney Rejects). Terry on drums and percussions, Sulo is lead singer and songwriter, Dave Tregunna on bas, Mick Geggus on guitar.
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Bands Terry played in:
* The Clash
* Cowboys International
* Gen X
* London Cowboys
* Hanoi Rocks
* Cherry Bombz
* Black Sabbath
* Currently part of The Crunch
Records Terry played on:
* "The Clash" by the Clash
* "Kiss me Deadly" by GenX
* "Original Sin" by Cowboys International
* "Rock & Roll Divorce" by Hanoi Rocks
* "The House Of Ecstasy " by Cherry Bombz
* "From Here to Eternity" by the Clash
* "Live at Shea Stadium" by the Clash
* The Clash Box set
* Single "Down by the boarder" may 2013, album "Busy making noise" fall 2013 by The Crunch
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I knew about Terry's career change and so I was very interested to read the book, to get more insight into how and why he moved from music to medicine. He does provide the answers and in a thoughtful and intelligent way, but this also leads to one of the two faults in the book. Terry is obviously a nice guy, a Christian, helpful, a believer and so on, but it is not really interesting to the reader to see a prayer that he likes or other acts of piety such as talking about the good work of Mother Teresa. I have nothing against personal beliefs, but Terry has gone a bit too far in the book in showing just how much of a believer he really is.
It also needed a better editor. I found several occasions where he described a person or a situation, then one or two pages later he would give the same description even though it has just been used and is not required. Someone needed to go through the book and remove all the repetitions. It's not a major issue, but is a bit irksome as a reader when you are thinking, didn't he just say all this a few pages back?
In all, it's got some great music history and anecdotes and is an interesting observation of a person who took charge of their career and found happiness, just if there had been a little extra editing on the repetition and prayers it could have been far bettter - blame the publisher perhaps?
I didn't really follow The Clash, of course I knew Joe Strummer was the singer but that was about it. I was fascinated reading all about Terry Chimes life as the drummer with both this and other bands. He is quite correct in his facts about drummers dying young or before their time. There was a spate of them around the time of The Who's Keith Moon's death. I guess Terry made the right move leaving that life behind to focus on a new career.
He is obviously a very charismatic and highly energised man with a fantastic, positive outlook on life which probably accounts for his success. In the book we see that he laughs about his mistakes and faux pas and moves on, without dwelling on them which many of us do. Terry Chimes was fortunate in that he seemed to have a clear idea of what he wanted out of life from a young age, not many of us have our career paths set out before us.
I find the autobiography very inspiring. I believe you do have to go out and grab life to get on and perhaps there is something in what Terry tells us about wanting it for reasons other than to make money. I cannot say this is prescriptive as there are many less fortunate who may take this approach but just haven't been dealt the same hand in luck.
A fascinating read.
Well I read it does that help?
About me; well for a start I as a young man I always likes rock music by people such as Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, okay enough, that kind of sound.
When Punk came on the scene I hated everything about it, I hated the clothes, I hated the hair and of course I hated the music. However I was soon to hear about "New Wave music", and I quite liked this. So it went without saying that if I liked it, it couldn't be punk. So you will be interested to know Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sham 69, Buzzcocks, the Damned or even The Clash they were clearly new wave not punk, if they were punk I would not have liked them.
So this gives me a perfect understanding of this book as in recent years I realized I also really quite like the Sex Pistols as well, who'd have thunk it, I was a punk in denial.
So Dr Terry and Mr Chimes:
I was given this book two weeks ago by a really nice guy who thought I might like it, so I downloaded it and started to give it a read. As is often the case with a new book I would read one or two pages and as I read more, the reading "chunks" became longer.
This book may not be what you would expect from an old Punk Rock drummer, for a start it isn't a "me me me book", Terry Chimes seems to have a unique perspective on life and people.
This book will tell you how he grew into the person he is today and may give a hint of who he will become tomorrow. I wish I had made notes as I read this book, because there were several points where I found myself thinking "that happened to me as well" but for the life of me as I sit here I cannot remember a single example.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book really was what it said on the cover. A superb man who had spent 15 years playing the drums and then switched careers to helping people with back problems. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Frank E.
He should have used co-writer. Text don't flow.. only full on details from here end there..Published 16 months ago by Pauli Johansson
Thoroughly enjoyable read of a real life story that continues today. If only we all planned our lives in such a thoughtful and determined way. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Colin
Terry Chimes manages to blend his lifetime experience as one of the most prolific drummers in rock and roll history with his dedicated healing chiropractic path and spiritual... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Serenity
I would have never thought that the kindly, professional and competent-looking chiropractor who was detailing the causes of my back pain had such a rocking past! Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2014 by Melissa Moubarak
An insight into celeb life I guess but not in a tacky way. I enjoyed it - I can't remember the last time I read a biography let alone an auto-biography but this was enlightening.Published on 4 Jan. 2014 by A Peel-White
I've known Terry for 6 years and thought I know the guy. But this geezer surprises me more and more. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2013 by Dr. Maslukovs
Absolutely brilliant book about life and people! Very easy read. Made me laugh and made me think too. Thanks for sharing, Terry. When the Part II is to come out?Published on 19 Dec. 2013 by the dentist
An easy read and as someone who has met the author as Dr Terry so enlightening, I found the almost nonchalant meeting of Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin hilarious ! Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2013 by Helen Brobbey