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Bessie Smith, Tammi Terrell, buried here.


Bessie Smith, Tammi Terrell, buried here.

Burial Place of blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1970, Janis Joplin and Juanita Green, a nurse who had worked for Smith, bought her a tombstone 33 years after she was killed in a car accident. Also the burial place of Thomasina Montgomery, the North Philadelphia teenager who was renamed Tammi Terrell when Berry Gordy signed her to Motown Records. ... The quote is from http://articles.philly.com/1992-09-18/news/26021555_1_sam-cooke-movie-house-streets.


Location: Mount Lawn Cemetery , 84 Hook Road, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, 19079, United States
Listing Category: Blues Music, Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds, Pop Music
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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