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Tammi Terrell Motown’s Beauty Queen April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: soulwalking.co.uk

Videos: YouTube – blaxter47 – raiderlady 2010

Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 11:50 p. m PST

 

TAMMI TERRELL Photo Credit soulwalking.co.uk

 

According to Wikipedia,  Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, known as Tammi Terrell (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist and songwriter most notable for her association with Motown Records and her duets with Marvin Gaye.

 

As a teenager she recorded for the  Scepter-Wand, Try Me and Checker record labels. She signed with Motown in April 1965 and enjoyed modest success as a solo singer. Once she was paired with Gaye in 1967, her stardom grew, but on October 14 of that year she collapsed on stage into Gaye’s arms during a performance.

 

She was soon thereafter diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor which eventually led to her death at age 24.

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 4 Decades Later

By: De De Tillman

Posted: Saturday  May 21, 2011 @ 12:40 am PST

Source: AOL /ST Lyrics/ Spinner

SAN FRANCISCO – It was 40 years ago when The Late Great Marvin Gaye released a song that still applies today with still no answer “What’s Going On?” This album was created after the death of his duet partner The Beautiful Late Great Tammi Terrell. May they both Rest In Peace. It’s one of the most important song in music history.

Please click and enjoy 9 mins and 6 secs. of Marvin Gaye singing “What’s Going On”  The lyrics are below.

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thebigchill/whatsgoingon.htm

Here is another link to the whole “What’s Going On Album” and the story behind the song:

http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/20/marvin-gaye-whats-goin-on-40-years/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C64474

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

Marvin Gaye April 1, 1939-April 2, 1984 (Video)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger – De De Tillman

Blog Source: De De Tillman

Photo Credit: Google Images – Tower.com

Video Credit: YouTube – Gilach

Posted: April 3 2011 @ 7:12 am PST

Updated: Friday October 28, 2011 @ 7:20 pm PST

Topic: Marvin Gaye

The Late Super Great Crooner Marvin Gaye was born “Marvin Pentz Gay”  He later added an “E” to his last name because,  he was teased by it.  Gaye  was shot and killed 27 years ago by his own father,  Gaye was shot April 1, 1984 one day before his birthday which would have been today had he lived.

I was in San Monica when I heard the news,   I called my buddy Damita Jo Freeman of “Soul Train and told her what had happened,  Freeman thought since it was April Fool’s Day that someone was playing an awful trick on Marvin…

The world stopped once again when we found out it was true,  the man who bought Gaye into the world took him out!   In the end Marvin Sr.  died of brain complication.   Gaye was with Motown for many years as a matter of fact Gaye married Berry Gordy’s sister Anna Gordy,  Gordy was 17 years older than Marvin.  Marvin later married Janis, whom was linked the late Teddy Pendergrass,  Gaye’ s music will last forever, he and The Late Tammi Terrell will be in our hearts and Minds forever!

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