"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" was a 1968 hit for soul music legends Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Another passionate and poetic ode of love written and produced by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, the song became another one of those songs that was used to calm down the tension that was building in American life at that time. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Marvin Gaye on the cover of his 1971 classic album Whats Going On. ... Tammi Terrell (Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 - March 16, 1970) was an African-American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ...
The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Pop charts and #1 on Billboard's Soul Singles chart. It was one of the actual last recordings by Gaye and Terrell, as Terrell fell ill with a brain tumor eventually dying in 1970. In 1974, soul queen Aretha Franklin re-recorded the song and released it as a single following the success of her song "Until You've Come Back to Me", from the album Let Me Into Your Life. Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... A brain tumor is any mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either found in the brain (neurons, glial cells, epithelial cells, myelin producing cells, etc. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The soul according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the ethereal substance — spirit (compare Hebrew rooah or nefesh) — particular to a unique living being. ... Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is a gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee. ...
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