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Birthday of Tammi Terrell

April 29, 1945 - March 16, 1970 (25)

Tammi TerrellTammi Terrell born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Terrell was a Grammy Award-nominated American soul singer, most notable for her association with Motown and her duets with Marvin Gaye. As a teenager she recorded for the Scepter/Wand, Try Me and Checker record labels. She signed with Motown in 1965 and enjoyed modest success as a solo singer. Once she was paired with Gaye in 1967, her stardom grew, but later that year she collapsed on stage into Gaye's arms during a performance. She was then diagnosed with a brain tumor which eventually led to her death at the age of 24.

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