So, based on the following which I found at Panachereport.com, it would seem that this picture was taken in 1963, since Sam was killed in 1964 - which would have made Tammi 18 in the picture. I'm confused though because I didn't think she was living with David Ruffin as early as 1963.
Sam Cooke was very attracted to Tammi Terrell. The reason they didn't hook up is because the timing was off. He was married but separated and she was living with David Ruffin. Cooke even autographed a photo to Tammi, which read: "A message to Tammi, Sammy's in Love." They would have made a stunning couple. Sadly, Cooke was killed the following year. His death left Tammi devastated.
Bees, or anyone else out there- can you recommend good internet sources for information about David or the classic Tempts? I mean of course this board is good. I'm looking for early newspaper articles from the 60's and/or 70's.