E. T. began his musical career with two years of classical piano study. Then, he picked up the Guitar and has never put it down since! His first rock band, The Fabulous Tropics, Floridas number one show band, was a regional hit in the southwest in the sixties. The Tropics won First place at the International Battle of the Bands in Chicago, Illinois. This lead to Erics first big record contract with Columbia Records.
Recording at the Columbia Studios in New York City, Erics signature guitar work appeared on the Tropics first single, Time featured on Dick Clarks American Band Stand. Many of the bands records were at the top of the charts in Erics home state of Florida, and throughout the South. Concert appearances includes shows with The Who, YOUNG RASCALS, PAUL REVERE & the RAIDERS, JAMES BROWN, DAVE CLARK FIVE, NEIL DIAMOND, The McCOYS, YARD BIRDS, DETROIT WHEELS, HERMANS HERMITS, MINDBENDERS, MYSTERIANS, SHONDELS,and VANLLA FUDGE.
The Tropics 30 year reunion occurred in May of 1999 at the Saint Petersburg, Florida Collesium , and some other concerts that year, in Tampa, where thousands had the experience of hearing one of the best guitar players ever to come out of Tampa Florida!
the seventies, Eric grew to a more progressive form of rock music, and formed
his own rock group BACCHUS
Taking his soaring lead guitar
into the recording studio, where he made his own brand of music! After
many record releases, BACCHUS
was the opening act on concerts featuring
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, FREE, LYNNRD SKYNNRD,
arriving in California, and after co-writing and recording an album for Atlantic
Records with the metal rock group
Fortress, Eric began to record the first of fourteen Christian music
albums with DARRELL MANSFIELD and DENNY
CORRELL. This has produced years of world wide concerts in the ministry,
and Eric continues to do so today, by the grace of God.
Upon arriving in California, and after co-writing and recording an album for Atlantic Records with the metal rock group Fortress, Eric began to record the first of fourteen Christian music albums with DARRELL MANSFIELD and DENNY CORRELL. This has produced years of world wide concerts in the ministry, and Eric continues to do so today, by the grace of God.During this time many other Christian albums by various Christian artists were recorded using Eric's signature guitar leads.
As a Producer, Musician, Songwriter and Artist, Eric recently recorded, and co-produced Charlie Souzas Live Your Dream and 9 Ball in the Corner Pocket CDs. On these two projects, Turner has been able to capture some of his best work! You will also find Eric as the lead artist with former Robin Trower drummer on "The Bill Lordan Experiment" CDs "Here Comes The Storm" and BLX I. Anyone who hears Him play, will agree, E.T. is one of the very best guitar players in Gods Universe!! more......