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Tammi Terrell
Original name: Thomasina Montgomery
Birth: Apr. 29, 1945
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1970
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Singer. She was the older of 2 children born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Thomas & Jennie Graham Montgomery. Her musical career began in 1960 when she signed with Scepter/Wand records. She recorded a handful of songs there, including "Voice of Expierience" and "If You See Bill." In 1963, on James Brown's Try Me label, she recorded the single "I Cried"/"If You Don't Think." In 1964 she recorded the single "If I Would Marry You"/"This Time Tomorrow" for Checker Records. In 1965, while dueting onstage with Jerry Butler, she caught the eye of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, who promptly signed her. Songs such as "I Can't Believe You Love Me" and "Come On & See Me" brought modest success. Her big break came in 1967, when she met Marvin Gaye and they recorded duets including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Your Precious Love." That fall, while they sang the latter onstage at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, she collapsed into Marvin's arms. She was promptly hospitalized and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two and a half years later, Tammi died at Philadelphia's Graduate Hospital. (bio by: Collins Crapo) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Harper Montgomery (1907 - 1980)
  Jennie Bearian Graham Montgomery (1917 - 1983)

Cause of death: Brain tumor
 
Burial:
Mount Lawn Cemetery
Sharon Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A-2, Range #21, Lot 29, Gr. 1
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2151
Tammi Terrell
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Tammi Terrell
Added by: Collins Crapo
 
Tammi Terrell
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 Added: Jul. 27, 2014
One Great Voice
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 Added: Jul. 19, 2014

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