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Monday, April 3, 2017

POP Music: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


 

Separately, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were aces. Together, they were heavenly. 

Motown had been looking for a singing partner for Marvin Gaye with okay success. Kim Weston and Mary Wells had been tried with mixed success, but when Harvey Fuqua decided to try out Marvin and Tammi, it was explosive.

Tammi and Marvin's voices melded together perfectly, making people believe that they were a real life couple. Their discography is essential listening- Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, Ain't No Mountain High Enough & Your Precious Love were just a few of their many hit singles together. Both singers died tragically too soon, but their sweet, sweet music will never be forgotten.