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However, that relationship was also fraught with problems.
Ruffin proposed to Terrell in 1966 despite already being married, and there were reports that he attacked her with a hammer, a machete and a motorcycle helmet.
The couple split in 1967, the year Terrell began recording with Gaye.
Around the same time, she began suffering from migraine headaches and while they weren't thought to be serious at the time, family members later wondered if they were early signs of her fatal disease.However, they were clearly equals in terms of talent and vocal ability during their recording period together, and her lesser-known solo recordings showcase a real star who was never given the chance to fulfil her potential.