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 Teri Thornton

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Teri Thornton

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 2 May 2000 (aged 56)
Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 7726168 View Source
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Jazz Singer. She's best known for singing "Somewhere In The Night," the theme of detective TV series, The Naked City, starring Paul Burke. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she began performing in local jazz clubs in the '50s. Moving to New York in '60s, she got into singing on national ad jingles and recorded for different record labels. On her Devil May Care LP, the impressive lineup was trumpeter Clark Terry, guitarists Freddie Green and Sam Herman, sax players Earl Warren and Seldon Powell, trombonist Britt Woodman, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Jimmy Cobb and arranger Norman Simmons. Thorton won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in the Vocal category with her rendition of "I'll Be Easy To Find" in 1998. Winning the competition bolstered her career leading to a new recording, "I'll Be Easy To Find," after more than three decades.

Bio by: Noni


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  • Originally Created by: Noni
  • Added: 31 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7726168
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7726168/teri-thornton : accessed ), memorial page for Teri Thornton (1 Sep 1943–2 May 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7726168, citing Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .