Tag Archives: The Supremes

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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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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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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