Tony Terran was born in 1926 in Buffalo, New York. He was the last surviving member of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra from the I Love Lucy television show, which he joined in 1946. He played on the I Love Lucyshow until the final episode. He was also part of famed Los Angeles based studio musician group referred to as the "Wrecking Crew" during the 1960's. Tony played with 'everyone', from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. Terran passed away on March 20th, 2017 at the age of 90.
“Tony Terran was the last surviving member of the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra, the band that backed up Ricky in the I Love Lucy nightclub. Terran said that while Ricky may have been fictional, his band was very real. They Ricky Ricardo Orchestra was made up of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, which had been playing in ballrooms and theaters around the country when not performing on Bob Hope’s radio show.” –NPR Interview 2008