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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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“Happy Birthday, Mr. President…”

Since Friday, January 20 is both Inauguration Day in the United States and my own birthday…this seemed like an appropriate picture to post.  This was taken from the October 19, 1978 issue of Jet, and shows Miss Diana Ross singing “Happy … Continue reading

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Mary Wilson Remembers Dr. King

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — here’s another look at the interview I conducted with Mary Wilson, during which she talked about Dr. King and his relationship with Motown.  Yes, when I’m not blogging about Diana … Continue reading

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“Love Is Here…” 50 Years Ago in Billboard

Check out this gorgeous full-page ad from the February 11, 1967 issue of Billboard.  “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” (from The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland) had just been released in January, and was climbing toward the top spot on the Billboard … 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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“Work That Body” (1982)

Check out this gorgeous 12″ single for Diana’s “Work That Body,” released in Holland in 1982.  I picked this one up in an Atlanta record store called Wax n’ Facts today, lured in by the beautiful photo and packaging. “Work That … Continue reading

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Diana’s “Come Together” Hits Jet Chart (12/17/70)

I was doing some research recently and came across an interesting find in the December 17, 1970 issue of Jet (46 years ago this weekend!).  Although it was never released as a single, Diana’s recording of “Come Together” was ranked at #19 … Continue reading

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