Tammi Terrell

Singer Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye. Terrell's career began as a teenager, first recording for Scepter/Wand Records, before spending nearly two years as a member of James Brown's Revue, recording for Brown's Try Me label.
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Greatest Duets: It Takes Two - Arizona Public Media
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Hosted by Kenny Loggins, this one-hour special features a collection of music videos and TV performances by superstar artist pairings such as Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Elton John and Kiki Dee, Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin and
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Nick Ashford Remembered - Washington Informer
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"He, together with his wife Valerie Simpson, wrote and produced some of the most unique and memorable songs in the Motown catalog for some of Motown's biggest artists, such as Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's 'You're All I Need To Get By
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Gladys Knight has charisma to spare - SignOnSanDiego.com
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2 hit with the original version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in 1967, a year before the better-known version by Motown label mates Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell topped that charts. Another first, although of less note aesthetically,
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In Honor of Leiber & Ashord, 10 Great Behind-The-Scenes Songwriters You May ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
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Ashford & Simpson are responsible for megahits such as "Ain't No mountain High Enough" (first made famous Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell) and "I'm Every Woman" (made famous by Whitney Houston). Meanwhile, Lieber & Stoller wrote the eternal Elvis hits
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No music industry mountain high enough to stop Motown duo - The Age
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In Ain't No Mountain High Enough, from 1967, their first of several hits for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, lovers in close harmony proclaim their determination that ''no wind, no rain, no winter's cold, can stop me, baby'', but also make cuter
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Decca makes up for Beatles blunder, R&B songwriter Nick Ashford succumbs to cancer - Manila Bulletin
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This got them started on a successful songwriting partnership that eventually saw the duo writing songs for legendary R&B music label Motown Records, where they penned the 1967 classic Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet “Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Nick Ashford Dies at age 70 - Online Journal
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Their 1967 hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Other hits included Gaye and Terrell's "You're All I need To Get By," Chaka Khan's (later Whitney Houston's) "I'm Every Woman" and their own chart hit, ... -
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Nickolas Ashford - Telegraph.co.uk
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Probably their best known song was Ain't No Mountain High Enough, which was a hit first for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967, and then in 1970 for Diana Ross, whose signature tune it became. Ashford and Simpson went on to write a string of hits ... - -
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Appreciation: My Eight Essential Tracks from Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford - HitFix (blog)
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The Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell version is the definitive one given the way their voices wrap around each other, but I also love the production on the Diana Ross solo cover, cheesy as the talking is, and Michael McDonald's more recent rendition. ... - -
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What's On Today
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8 P.M. (13) BARBRA STREISAND: ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD On Sept. 26, 2009, Ms. Streisand, below, gave a rare live performance at this Greenwich Village haunt, where she opened for Miles Davis 48 years earlier. Her handpicked audience included Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman. This special, which
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American Idols in Nashville: Jacob Lusk - USA Today (blog)
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The audience doesn't go as over the top for Jacob as they did for James, but they're into his performances of Luther Vandross' Never Too Much and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's You're All I Need to Get By. During the breakdown of You're All I Need to
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The Popdust Weekend Playlist - Popdust
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... Dry on Their Own” might have been Amy's most underrated single, a heartbreaking-but-not-self-pitying Other Woman tale set to the impossibly buoyant (and instantly recognizable) hook to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's “Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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What's Going On [40th Anniversary Edition] - Pitchfork Media
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During this period, the singer had lost his duet partner and dear friend, Tammi Terrell, and his marriage to Gordy's sister Anna was violently breaking down, and he was being tailed by the IRS for unpaid back taxes. His resulting depression is evident
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During her short career, Winehouse left a legacy through her music - BG News
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(On "Back to Black") "Tears Dry On Their Own" -- Winehouse takes a sample of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's Motown hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to create an amazingly catchy kiss-off to men. Her booming voice helps assure the listener that she
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Hear and Now: Dionne Bromfield - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
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Bromfield's first album, titled “Introducing Dionne Bromfield,” was released in 2009, and included Motown covers such as the Shirelles's “Mama Said” and “Foolish Little Girl,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's “Ain't no Mountain High Enough” and Stevie
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Amy Whitehouse joins infamous 27 Club - OCRegister
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But then there's "Tears Dry on Their Own," a sublime slice of bittersweet pop, cast against the ebullient feel of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough. And there's "Love Is a Losing Game," as perfect a slow sad song as you can
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    TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 24
    She had eight unsuccessful surgeries before succumbing to the illness on March 16, 1970 at the age of 24.
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    Following her eighth and final operation on January 25, 1970, Terrell went into a coma.
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    By early 1970 Terrell was confined to a wheelchair, suffered from blindness and hair loss, and weighed a scant.
  • 1969
    Age 23
    Late in 1969, Terrell made her final public appearance at the Apollo Theater where Marvin Gaye was performing.
    Motown issued Terrell's first and only solo album, Irresistible, in early 1969.
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    By 1969, Terrell had retired from live performances as she had been ordered by doctors not to perform due to her tumors.
  • 1967
    Age 21
    However, on October 14, 1967, while performing with Gaye at Hampden–Sydney College, just outside the town of Farmville, Virginia, Terrell fell onstage; Gaye quickly responded by grabbing her by the arms and helping her offstage.
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    All four songs were included on Gaye and Terrell's first duet album, United, released in the late summer of 1967.
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    The song became a crossover pop hit in the spring of 1967, reaching No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the R&B charts and making Terrell a star.
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    In early 1967, Motown hired Terrell to sing duets with Marvin Gaye, who had achieved duet success with Mary Wells and Kim Weston as well as having recorded duets with Oma Heard.
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  • 1966
    Age 20
    In 1966, Terrell recorded two future classics, Stevie Wonder's "All I Do (Is Think About You)" and The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 19
    In April 1965, during a performance at the Twenty Grand Club in Detroit, she was spotted by Motown CEO Berry Gordy, who promised to sign her to Motown.
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  • 1963
    Age 17
    In 1963, she recorded the song "I Cried".
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  • 1962
    Age 16
    In 1962 at age 17, she signed with James Brown and the two engaged in a sexual relationship.
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  • 1960
    Age 14
    In 1960, Terrell signed under the Wand subsidiary of Scepter Records after being discovered by Luther Dixon, recording the ballad, "If You See Bill", under the name Tammy Montgomery and doing demos for The Shirelles.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on April 29, 1945.
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