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The tragic life of Tammi Terrell


Tammi Terrell was one of Motown’s brightest stars of the 1960s. Her duets with Marvin Gaye became instant soul classics, and her tragic death from brain cancer just shy of her 25th birthday helped to cement her status as a musical icon.

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 1959-1961

Hip-O Select, the new, Internet-only mail-order division of Universal, raised some eyebrows late in 2004 when it announced it was undertaking one of the most ambitious projects ever from an American record label — nothing short of a complete documentation of the classic hits (and misses) of the Motown Sound.

Michael Jackson: The making of a king part 1

The buzz going around Motown after the Jackson 5 auditioned for Berry Gordy on July 23, 1968, was deafening.

Here was a seemingly rag-tag group of siblings — the oldest being Jackie at age 17 — from Gary, Ind., with a strict tyrant of a father and a devout Jehovah’s Witness of a mother, that danced up a storm and sang like angels. And they did it so professionally that they were about to outshine many of Motown’s biggest adult stars.