Tammi Terrell performing at the University of Michigan in Ann…

Tammi Terrell performing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1967.

Young, beautiful, vivacious, musically talented Tammi Terrell appeared to have a bright future in the music business in 1967, when she appeared at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium with the Motown Revue. After surviving abusive relationships with James Brown and David Ruffin, she made a series of top 40 duet hits with Marvin Gaye. Sadly, Tammi suffered from a brain tumor, which took her life at 24, in 1970.

(Photos by Tom Copi)