Tag Archives: Mary Wilson

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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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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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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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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