Tag Archives: Diana Ross and The Supremes

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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The “Project” Turns 5!

Happy New Year! Along with being the first day of 2017, today also marks the 5th anniversary of The Diana Ross Project.  I started writing track-by-track reviews of every Diana Ross album back in January of 2012 simply because it’s … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jet Announces Diana’s Supreme Departure (11/6/69)

It was 47 years ago today that Jet magazine announced what many had been expecting for a long, long time: Diana Ross was leaving The Supremes. The article ran in the November 6, 1969 issue on pages 74 and 75, and cites … 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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Let The Sunshine In (1969)

“Good morning, world…how will today greet me?” Although Diana Ross and The Supremes had lost the writing-producing team behind all of its biggest hits (Holland-Dozier-Holland, who’d left Motown in a dispute over money), the group had weathered the storm and enjoyed … Continue reading

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TCB – The Original Cast Soundtrack (1968)

“Our business is singing…and tonight, we’re gonna take care of business.” Despite adjusting to a new member and losing the creative team behind all of its previous hit records, Diana Ross and The Supremes enjoyed one of its most successful (and busiest) … Continue reading

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