Ernie Terrell

Boxers Ali and Terrell Facing One Another

Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell | Corbis | tc175

Ernie Terrell was born on April 4, 1939 and was a champion heavyweight boxer as well as a singer and record producer. Jean Terrell, formerly of The Supremes, is his younger sister and for a time she sang with his group, Ernie Terrell and the Heavyweights, whose record, “Dear Abbie/I Can’t Wait” was issued on Argo 5511. In 1987 Mr Terrell stood unsuccessfully as a candidate in a Chicago local election. Mr Terrell died on 16 December 2014.


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