Tag Archives: Motown

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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“Jet Letter” About Diana Ross/Billie Holiday Film (12/17/70)

Thought you’d all get a kick out of this letter printed in Jet magazine 46 years ago this month, on December 17, 1970.  Two years before the release of Lady Sings The Blues, the writer (a reader from New York) is praising the fact … Continue reading

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Additional Supremes Christmas Tracks (Released 2015)

“Let them go…let them go…let them try their wings…” 2015 brought a Christmas to remember for Supremes fans, as the fine folks at Motown Select released an expanded edition of the 1965 classic Merry Christmas.  This deluxe digital package included both … Continue reading

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The Only NEW Diana Ross Album (12/3/81)

This full-page ad ran in Jet magazine on December 3, 1981 — 35 years ago this week! That week, Why Do Fools Fall In Love was sitting at #15 on the Billboard 200, and the title track was top 10 on the Billboard Hot … Continue reading

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