Born in Monroe, GA. At the age of eight, her family moved to Detroit where she sang in the church choir at Polk Street Church of God in Christ. The minister of music at Polk Street COGIC sent a demo of the choir, with Hill on lead vocals, to Savoy Records in the early 60's. The Savoy executives were so impressed that they signed the choir. Eventually Hill pursued a successful solo career and went on to record a string of hits in the mid-70's including "Great Things," and "Don't Forget to Remember." In 1978 Record World magazine named Tessie Hill its "Top Female Gospel Artist."
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