Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell
1945 - 1970

Tammi Terrell  American Singer


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Tammi Terrell was in relationships with David Ruffin (1965 - 1967) and James Brown (1962 - 1964).

Tammi Terrell had encounters with Marvin Gaye and Eddie Kendricks.


American Singer Tammi Terrell was born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery on 29th April, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and passed away on 16th Mar 1970 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA aged 24. She is most remembered for Single "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Tammi Terrell is a member of the following lists: Musicians from Philadelphia, Deaths from cancer in Pennsylvania and Singers from Pennsylvania.


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First Name Tammi
Middle Name Winifred
Last Name Terrell
Full Name at Birth Thomasina Winifred Montgomery
Alternative Name Tammi Terrell
Age 24 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th April, 1945
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 16th March, 1970
Place of Death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of Death Brain Cancer
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Single "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Music Genre (Text) R&B, soul, pop, Soul, Pop
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1959–1969, 1960–69
Music Style Motown, Soul
Instrument Vocals
Record Label Scepter/Wand, Try Me, Checker, Motown, Tamla
Associated Acts James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ashford & Simpson

Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) 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. After a period attending college, Terrell recorded briefly for Checker Records, before signing with Motown in 1965. With Gaye, Terrell scored seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By". Terrell's career was interrupted when she collapsed into Gaye's arms as the two performed at a concert at Hampden–Sydney College on October 14, 1967, with Terrell later being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had eight unsuccessful surgeries before succumbing to the illness on March 16, 1970 at the age of 24.

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Tammi Terrell24 TaurusSinger
David Ruffin50 CapricornSinger
James Brown73 TaurusSinger
Marvin Gaye44 AriesSinger
Eddie Kendricks52 SagittariusSinger


Posted commentsView all comments (8)

wjerryzwjerryzMar 26, 2017

A great career but gone too soon

OwnstyleOwnstyleDec 26, 2011

James Brown surey put a whoopin on her more than what David did. This girl was so young thats the sad part about it

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