Monday, December 27, 2010
Farewell To Lady T
March 5, 1956 - December 26, 2010
With so much going on with the holidays and this damn snow on the east coast it was a hard pill to swollow as news that Teena Marie had passed and facebook chargers like my self would not buy this news due to no articles or confirmations from Cnn,E news etc.However it was Philly's station WDAS that was the first to report the news. I wouldn't believe such but after a few hours a Confirmation was issued through the Huffington Post that the news was true Teena our "Lover girl" had passed on at 54 years old.
Born Marie Christine Brockert, Teena Marie rose to prominence in the late 70s and 80s, striking a musical and personal partnership with funk legend Rick James. She released 13 studio albums, six of which went platinum on the US R&B chart. Two of her albums went platinum, and six altogether were gold.
Marie's biggest hit came in 1984 with her single 'Lovergirl,' which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
As I sat back and remembered one of my favorite Teena Marie songs all I could do was dance becuase of All things Teena Marie she made it very clear she was all about her music and that she was NOT one to be messed with in her hay day Lady T. sued Motown for back pay while she was recording albums with that company which opened the gate for many artist to get the money they were due... Work Lady T. You are already missed however with one of the loves of your life we still hold your music to our hearts and Facebook is packed with Pics and Music and thats how it will always be....