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It’s My House: Diana Ross in West Palm Beach (6/24/17)

“I’m gonna sweat my eyelashes off!” “It’s My House,” purred Diana Ross to a roaring crowd in West Palm Beach Saturday night (June 24), and truer words have never been sung.  During a dazzling tour stop at the Kravis Center … Continue reading

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The Best Years: Reflections Of A Diana Ross Concert-Goer

August 30th, 1995.  It was a hot night in Indianapolis, a crowd of about 10,000 people packed into Deer Creek Music Center, an outdoor music venue.  I was 15-years-old, and missing high school cross country practice to be there; my … 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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GR-R-R-R: Supremes “Roar” in Billboard (5/18/65)

They say May weather either acts like a lion or a lamb…but back in 1965, three “tigers” were bringing plenty of sunshine to the airwaves. This is a great full-page ad from the May 18, 1965 issue of Billboard, promoting the initial five … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Louvain Demps on Good Day Atlanta

Sometimes the most magical moments in life happen by accident; Louvain Demps of The Andantes remembers that being the case while recording “Love Child” in September of 1968.  As she recalls, there came a moment when groupmates Marlene Barrow and … Continue reading

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Coming Monday: Interview with Louvain Demps

As many of you know, when I’m not blogging about Diana Ross and/or The Supremes, I’m a television journalist in Atlanta.  My job has given me the opportunity to interview some incredible people (including Mary Wilson last year), and I’m … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS ROSS!

A big happy birthday to Miss Diana Ross, born on this day in 1944. This month also marks 40 years since the airing of Diana’s groundbreaking television special, “An Evening With Diana Ross.”  The program marked the first time a female … Continue reading

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Making a LADY: The Story of a Groundbreaking Cinematic Classic

“In 1972, we fought everybody.  No one had ever done a film like this before.” –Shelly Berger March 27, 1973: The 45th Annual Academy Awards.  Tensions are running high inside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles as presenters Raquel … Continue reading

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February Ends With A “Stop!” (2/27/65)

This full-page ad ran in the February 27, 1965 issue of Billboard, predicting that then-current Supremes single “Stop! In The Name Of Love” would become the group’s 4th consecutive #1 hit.  Exactly one month later, that prediction came true, as the song … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Hurry Love” Billboard Ad (8/13/66)

Of the many Supremes ads I’ve recently found in back issues of Billboard magazine, this one has got to be my favorite.  This beautiful full-page, color advertisement ran in the August 13, 1966 issue of the magazine, promoting the recently-released single “You Can’t … Continue reading

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