I just learned of some very sad news….
Only days ago, I posted of the reporting of Terry Lee’s (aka TL) diagnosis of lung cancer.
I am sad to report that Terry Lee passed away on Tuesday, July 30th. It is definitely and end of an era, and his passing will leave a huge hole in our hearts and in the memories of our youth.
To read Terry Lee’s obituary, CLICK HERE.
What great memories of the TL sound and of days long gone. Taking a girl parking to ‘Nickley Hollow’ or the ‘Ranch’ in my ’58 Chevy with “Music For Young Lovers” playing on the AM radio was one of our best experiences for a high school kid. Terry Lee brought old fashioned romance to all of us in the Mon Valley who were lucky enough to listen to his show.
So sad and so ironic – my husband and I were just talking about TL the night before I got onto your site, which I love. My mom (Irish) and my dad (Slovak) moved from Duquesne to North Huntingdon (Irwin) in Sept. ’64, the beginning of my sophomore year at Duquesne. Even though we moved, my wedding reception was at the Slovak Club, with all the hunky traditions, dances, food and yes, the Kleenex carnations. We lived off of Center Street on Orchard Court. The memories live on and on, especially Center Street in winter! One time we walked down to the bottom of the hill just to watch the cars try to get down the icy hill. One man actually got out of his car and let the car drift from side to side while he tried to walk down the side walk. Then he met his car at the bottom and drove away! Our sides were splitting! Can’t wait to read more in your archives. Eileen Tokar Lilley
JIM: THANK YOU FOR MAINTAINING THIS SITE, AND ALSO FOR REPORTING ON THE PASSING OF ” TERRY LEE ” . I EXPECTED MORE MEDIA COVERAGE REGARDING THIS .
I STILL HAVE MY ZENITH SIX TRANSISTOR ” POCKET RADIO ” , THAT I USED TO LISTEN TO BACK IN THE SIXTIES, FOR TERRY LEE ON THE RADIO, AT MIGHTY 1360; W M C K !
” OH TO RETURN TO THE DAYS OF YESTERDAY “. DAVID J. DYKY MONESSEN, PA.
So many great memories of Terry Lee and his music. There will never be another like him. RIP TL.
Jim, this is indeed sad news. TL was a big part of our lives back then. His music selections reflected the innocence of the time. Romance, love and devotion, were his themes. Kids today would do well to learn those lessons. Truth be told I’ll bet there are more than a few readers who fell in love with a special someone while The TL Sound played on the radio. And I wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few children owe their very existence to the magic he weaved. God bless you, TL. And thank you anyway, Mr. DJ!
Sad news. Terry was my idol. I started to D.J. in 1968 when I was 15, because of Terry. I owned a record store from 1985 – 89. I advertised on his show on WIXZ then. Got to hang with him at the station & at his dances. This hurts so bad. Prayers to his family. RIP Terry!
I have always been in my own little world (had to be to survive as a good pharmacist). I was so happy that you posted about his music and am so sad that he passed away. It is indeed the end of an era.