Birth Name: Mary Christine Brockert
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
Years Active: 1965–present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Funk
Teena Marie (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010, born Mary Christine Brockert) was an American Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter–producer. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T), was a protege of late funk legend Rick James, and was notable as one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She sang R&B with strong, robust vocals and played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sung and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release “Irons in the Fire.” That album’s single “I Need Your Lovin'" (#37 Pop, #9 Black Singles) brought Teena her first top 40 hit. She released 13 studio albums, 7 compilation albums...
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