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    Born: September 1, 1934 in Detroit, MichiganDied: May 2, 2000 in Englewood, New JerseyTeri Thornton was once called by the saxophonist Cannonball Adderley "the greatest voice since Ella Fitzgerald". A Detroit native (she was born in 1934 as Shirley Enid Avery), Ms. Thornton was a self-taught musician who was performing professionally by age 22. As a child, Thornton was strongly encouraged to ...more


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