Tag Archives: Cindy Birdsong

New Ways But Love Stays (1970)

“If you’re young at heart, rise up and take your stand…” Halloween 1970 brought a treat for Supremes fans, when music industry magazine Billboard announced a major new recording: “Follow up to ‘Everybody’s Got the Right to Love’ is a powerhouse rock … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven (1970)

“Together we can make such sweet music…” Anyone who thought The Supremes might take some time to regroup after the departure of lead singer Diana Ross in early 1970 was sorely mistaken.  A month after the group’s final performance with … Continue reading

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Right On (1970)

“Come with me…and we shall run across the sky…” November 6, 1969.  American magazine Jet carries the official announcement, confirming something that’s been long rumored:  DIANA ROSS TO LEAVE SUPREMES; ERNIE TERRELL’S SISTER ADDED.  After nearly a decade on the Motown label, … Continue reading

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COMING IN JUNE: The Summer of the (70s) Supremes

I guess the cat’s out of the bag (since I accidentally hit “Publish” instead of “Save” on my latest post) that THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT is about to dive in to a new series.  Starting June 1st, we’ll be going in-depth … Continue reading

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Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing Smokey: A Retrospective

“I’ll gather melodies from birdies that fly…and compose you a tune…” In the annals of music history, The Supremes will forever be linked to Holland-Dozier-Holland, the writing-producing team responsible for ten of the singing trio’s twelve #1 pop hits.  And this is … Continue reading

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Farewell (1970)

“As of tonight, one of the greatest attractions of the 60s becomes two of the greatest attractions of the 70s.” January 14, 1970. At 11:54 p.m., Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Cindy Birdsong took the stage at the Frontier Hotel … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits Volume 3

This collection of late-era hits by Diana Ross and The Supremes was released in December of 1969, likely in an effort to benefit from the busy holiday shopping season.  The group’s previous collection Greatest Hits (considered Volumes 1 and 2, as … Continue reading

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On Broadway (1969)

“I’ve always wanted to be a Broadway leading lady…” The 1968 television special TCB starring Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations was a breakthrough program for both groups and for Motown; it proved to the world once and for all … Continue reading

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Cream Of The Crop (1969)

“Could this be the beginning, the beginning of the end?” It is perhaps the most poetic ending in popular music history.  In late December, 1969, “Someday We’ll Be Together” ascended to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming not only … Continue reading

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Together (1969)

“For so long we shared each other’s lives…gave up everything to keep love satisfied…” Although Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations shared many of the same milestones in their long and storied careers, the groups couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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