The Teenage Hunters

February 8, 2011

The Teenage Hunters were from Kuala Lumpur. They formed in 1963 at SJI (St. John’s Institution). The members were Terry Thaddeus (lead guitar), Jimmy Olivero (bass guitar), Peter Ghouse (rhythm guitar), Lawrence Dragon (organ) and Kenny Rebel (drums). They were the winner of the Beatles Competition in 1964. These were school boys who recorded very successful original instrumental hits (composed by Terry Thaddeus) like “Merwill” and “I thought only twice”. The band lasted until school was out in 1965. Some members regrouped as The Hunters and toured the buzzing club and vibrant music scene in Bangkok. After they disbanded, Terry Thaddeus went on to play with other groups, most notably The Strollers.