The Tera Shirma Story
The Sunliners

The Sunliners circa 1962

(L to R) Fred Saxon, John Parrish, Gil Bridges, Russ Terrana, Ralph Terrana, on drums Pete Rivera
(picture courtesy Ralph Terrana)

Over the next couple of years we evolved from The Glo-Worms to The Rebels, to The Five Beaus, and ultimately The Sunliners.

Gil Bridges' car was a 1956 Ford Sunliner and Russ thought that this would be a good name for a group..... and he was right. 

We all worked hard to develop the band  and it finally paid off but I suppose the success we achieved was more than anyone in the band was expecting.

The Sunliners were huge in Detroit and had a big following on the East Coast and in Canada.

It was quite a ride, but by the time I was approaching my mid twenties I was beginning to feel the need to get into a more stable line of work. I had gotten married and wasn't sure if this lifestyle was appropriate for a married man.

Notes thanks to Ralph Terrana



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