Her parents were expecting a boy but obviously they had to make some adjustments but she often called "Tommie" by her family.She began singing and playing the piano at an early age.In 1965, on her 20th birthday, she signed on with Berry Gordy who changed her professional name to Tammi Terrell.
I love Marvin Gaye's music as a child I loved hearing his duets with the late and possibly lesser known beautiful songstress Tammi Terrell.
Tammi's voice is so beautiful and amazing because she was such a small woman that had a polished voice.
In 1963, her first charting single “I Cried” reached #99 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Frustrated with her failure, she decided to quit the music business and enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania where she spent the next two years as a pre-med major.
In 1967, Tammi began recording with Marvin Gaye, they had a close platonic relationship and the duo released a string of hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Your Precious Love”.
While performing live with Marvin at Hampden-Sydney College she collapsed and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
In 1960, she signed to a record label where she recorded a couple of singles.
She left that label to sign on with James Brown where she began singing back up in his revue.
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Known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell was born Thomasina Montgomery on April 29, 1945 in Philadelphia.