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  1. The Supremes were not an overnight success story, although it might have seemed that way when they began topping the charts with sure-fire regularity.
  2. By 1967 the Supremes were the most successful act on the Motown label, with Ross established as the focal point of the group. (Web site)

Scherrie Payne

  1. It should be of note that both Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne were members of the Supremes after Diana Ross had left The Supremes. (Web site)


  1. Cindy Birdsong (center) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP.


  1. Birdsong continued to perform with the Supremes until 1971, when she became pregnant with her son, David.


  1. Barbara Martin left the group shortly afterwards, and The Supremes carried on as a trio.


  1. Many of Motown's most well known songs, such as all of the early hits for The Supremes, were written by the songwriting trio Holland-Dozier-Holland.


  1. Since when did the early Diana Ross and the Supremes; Baby Love, etc, become disco.

First Album

  1. Diana Ross & the Supremes: Greatest Hits, a number-one album in both the US and the UK, became the first album to do so when released in October of 1967. (Web site)

Elvis Presley

  1. He's been recorded by a variety of artists, from Elvis Presley to Ray Charles, The Supremes and even the Boston Pops.
  2. These days his client list includes Nickelback, the Supremes, and Grandmaster Flash, as well as the estates of Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, and Count Basie. (Web site)

Title Song

  1. With a cameo by Annette Funicello and a title song by The Supremes. (Web site)


  1. He first recorded when he was only 14 and was eventually on the Motown team and wrote songs for the likes of The Supremes and Bobby Womack. (Web site)

Las Vegas

  1. June 28, 1967 marked the group's first appearance as Diana Ross & the Supremes at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. (Web site)


  1. In the early days of The Supremes, all three girls took turns singing lead vocals.

Stevie Wonder

  1. Her sister is Lynda Laurence (of The Supremes) and her brother, Ira Tucker Jnr, was one time manager of Stevie Wonder.


  1. In early 1967, it was announced that the Supremes would be changing their name to "Diana Ross & the Supremes".
  2. In 1960, they were signed to local Motown Records, changing their name to the Supremes in 1961. (Web site)


  1. Ross left The Supremes to pursue her own solo superstardom in 1970, and the group eventually disbanded a few years later.

January 14

  1. January 14 - Diana Ross performs her last concert with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas before departing for a solo career.
  2. Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1970. (Web site)


  1. Driven by Martha Reeves' soulful, brassy lead vocals, the Vandellas became Motown's earthier, more aggressive "girl group" alternative to the Supremes. (Web site)


  1. In 2000, plans were made for Ross to join Wilson and Birdsong for a planned Diana Ross & the Supremes: Return to Love reunion tour. (Web site)
  2. The Supremes, with lead singer Scherrie Payne, were performing at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Wilson invited Ballard onstage to sing with the group. (Web site)

Mary Wilson

  1. By the way nothing intended to Mary Wilson, I love her and in years with The Supremes and after their disband, she has proven she is a good singer too. (Web site)


  1. In early 1967, it was announced that Gordy would be changing the group's name to "Diana Ross & the Supremes".

Four Tops

  1. The only fault came in the Motown episode, there seemed to be too much Supremes and not enough Four Tops and Martha Reeves And the Vandellas. (Web site)
  2. He went on to write and produce hit records for Brenda Holloway, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Eddie Kendricks, and more.

Motown Label

  1. Love Child is a 1968 album recorded by Diana Ross & the Supremes for the Motown label.
  2. The Primettes would eventually sign to the Motown label as The Supremes, a name chosen by Ballard, on January 15 1961.
  3. Right On is a 1970 album recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label, the first Supremes album not to feature former lead singer Diana Ross.


  1. After leaving the Supremes, Birdsong worked at UCLA Medical Center under her married name, and then went to work for Suzanne de Passe at Motown Records.
  2. In 2000, plans were made for Ross to join Wilson and Birdsong for a planned "Diana Ross & the Supremes: Return to Love" reunion tour. (Web site)
  3. After a brief retirement, Birdsong returned to the Supremes in late 1973, ironically replacing a pregnant Laurence.

Florence Ballard

  1. In the early days of the Supremes, Florence Ballard took lead on songs like 'People', 'Buttered Popcorn' and 'Heavenly Father'. (Web site)
  2. Florence Ballard, one of the original SUPREMES died of a heart attack in 1975. (Web site)

Cindy Birdsong

  1. In 1967, the group became a trio after Cindy Birdsong left to join the Supremes, replacing Florence Ballard. (Web site)
  2. After a series of depressions and problems with performance, Ballard was dropped from the Supremes in mid-1967 and replaced with Cindy Birdsong.
  3. In 1972, Lynda joined The Supremes, first of all when she deputized for ill Jean Terrell, and later when she replaced Cindy Birdsong. (Web site)


  1. Another generation became aware of Rodgers' early work with The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart, which entered the charts in June 1967 and rose to number 20. (Web site)


  1. At this time, the group was also renamed Diana Ross and the Supremes, officially recognizing Ross as the focal point of the group.
  2. Around the same time, the group's name changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes to signify Ross' contribution and focal point as lead.
  3. In 1989, The Supremes returned to the recording studios, this time under the direction of Ian Levine. (Web site)

Hugely Popular

  1. Partially because of Diana Ross’ pop-friendly voice, The Supremes became hugely popular with international mainstream audiences. (Web site)


  1. Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944) is an American singer best known as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes.

Solo Artist

  1. Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records.

Smokey Robinson

  1. In 1972, The Supremes had their last Top 20 hit single release, " Floy Joy ", written and produced by Smokey Robinson.

Aretha Franklin

  1. Black divas like Diana Ross & the Supremes and Aretha Franklin became 60s crossover stars.


  1. In their early Motown career Gladys Knight and the Pips toured as the opening act for Diana Ross and The Supremes.


  1. Cindy Birdsong left in 1967 to replace Florence Ballard in the Supremes, permanently reducing the group to a trio. (Web site)
  2. After signing to Motown Records in 1961 and replacing McGlown with Barbara Martin, they changed the name of the group to The Supremes.
  3. The new direction alarmed Eddie Kendricks, who felt more at home on the series of collaborations with the Supremes that the group also taped in the late 60s.

Original Member

  1. She was an original member of the Former Ladies of the Supremes along with Jean Terrell and Scherrie Payne) but left to pursue a career in singing.


  1. She was in line to replace Florence Ballard in The Supremes in 1967 but Diana Ross rejected the idea and instead she signed as with Motown as a solo artist. (Web site)
  2. But, Motown felt that since no original member would be in the group, it was time to call it quits for The Supremes.
  3. In 1960, Barbara Martin replaced McGlown, and the group signed with Motown in 1961 as The Supremes. (Web site)

Marvin Gaye

  1. Without Lamont, artists like the Supremes and the Four Tops and Martha Reeves and Marvin Gaye would not be the artists that we know them as today.
  2. The Supremes released a number of singles and often sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells at local Detroit record hops. (Web site)


  1. A number of candidates, most notably Syreeta Wright, were considered to replace Ross as the lead singer of The Supremes.
  2. If you factor in her work as the lead singer of the Supremes in the 1960s, she may be the most successful. (Web site)
  3. Florence Ballard was the original lead singer of The Supremes.

Patti Labelle

  1. Originally a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Birdsong is most notable for being a member of The Supremes from 1967 to 1972 and 1973 to 1976.

Solo Career

  1. During the 1960s, she helped shape the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo career on January 14, 1970.
  2. Ross left the Supremes for a solo career in 1970, at which point Jean Terrell was brought in as the new lead singer. (Web site)
  3. She was an original member of the Former Ladies of the Supremes along with Jean Terrell and Scherrie Payne but left to pursue a solo career in singing.


  1. Soon Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Supremes, the Four Tops and Stevie Wonder were all recording for Tamla and its parent label Motown.
  2. Many of her contemporaries and friends - David Ruffin of the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Florence Ballard of the Supremes - are dead.
  3. When I think of great pop music, I consider the work of greats like Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Carol King, James Taylor, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye.


  1. Over the next eight years, the Supremes (renamed "Diana Ross and the Supremes" in 1967, when Cindy Birdsong replaced Ballard) scored 12 number one pop hits.
  2. By mid 1967, Ballard 's and her band mate Mary Wilson's importance lessened as Supremes as Diana Ross was spotlighted.
  3. Ballard was replaced in the Supremes by Gordy with Cindy Birdsong, a member of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.

Diana Ross

  1. After Ballard 's exit, the group would be billed as Diana Ross & the Supremes, fueling speculation that Ross was being groomed for a solo career. (Web site)
  2. Beginning in 1968, Berry Gordy commissioned a number of collaborations for the Temptations with Diana Ross & the Supremes.
  3. Diana Ross left the Supremes for a solo career in 1970, at which point Jean Terrell was brought in as the new lead singer.


  1. Like Eddie Kendricks with the Temptations, and Diana Ross with the Supremes, Stubbs might easily have left the group to pursue a solo career. (Web site)
  2. Ballard suffered from chronic depression and alcoholism, leading to her dismissal from the Supremes in July 1967 and replacement by Cindy Birdsong.
  3. Later that year, Berry Gordy commissioned the first of a number of collaborations for the Temptations with Diana Ross & the Supremes.


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  2. Ballard
  3. Arts > Music > Musicians > Temptations
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