Thomasina Winifred Montgomery
Tammi Terrell passing away

Thomasina Winifred Montgomery - also known as Tammi Terrell - was born in Philadelphia on April 29th, 1945 and died on this day in 1970.

Starting off as a solo act, she was signed to James Brown's label. A few years later, she was spotted by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and was eventually paired with Marvin Gaye.

The two topped the R&B charts with their perennial hits: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", "You're All I Need to Get By". Tammi passed away from complications of brain cancer, just a month shy of her 25th birthday. Gaye was so devastated that he stopped performing live for three years.
March 16, 1970
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Created on 2017-07-19 at 20:33 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:42.