MARY WILSON OF THE ORIGINAL SUPREMES
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson to co-found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history – The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.
While growing up in Detroit’s Brewster Projects, a young Mary Wilson had long fantasized about being a performer, her love for singing having blossomed when she befriended Florence Ballard, Betty McGlown and Diana Ross at age 13. Fueled by their mutual love of music and their ambition for stardom, the quartet formed a singing group, The Primettes. When Betty left the group to get married, the girls recruited Barbara Martin. Together they auditioned for then fledgling Motown label and were eventually signed. Barbara dropped out of the group, and the remaining trio of Mary, Flo and Diana became known as The Supremes.
Wilson worked hard to keep the dream alive even after Florence and Diana left the group. In 1970, Mary paired with Jean Terrell and Cindy Birdsong to form The New Supremes, racking up three top 10 hits [“Up The Ladder To The Roof”, “Stoned Love”, and “River Deep, Mountain High”(with the Four Tops)]. In 1977, Mary knew it was time for her to pursue her own dream and went solo, and Motown released Mary’s first solo album, “Mary Wilson” which yielded the dance hit, “Red Hot,” in 1979. Wilson followed with her first album in thirteen years, “Walk the Line,” in 1992, which produced the single “One Night With You.” To this day Wilson continues to tour under the moniker of Mary Wilson of The Original Supremes.
Today, fans of Wilson can hear her smoky voice in the latest Supremes collection, Diana Ross & The Supremes: The No.1s, re-mastered original recordings of their chart-topping hits. With 24 tracks spanning 18 years of The Supremes sound, the album includes hits from the many reincarnations of the group including the original Supremes, Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Supremes post-Ross. The album spans from 1964’s “Where Did Our Love Go” to 1982’s “Endless Love” and everything in between, including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In The Name of Love,” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
MARY WISON & THE SUPREMES HITS INCLUDE:
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE • COME SEE ABOUT ME • I HEAR A SYMPHONY • MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU • BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN • REFLECTIONS • LOVE CHILD and many many more!
Members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – The Shirelles were one of the earliest and most memorable girl groups from the late Fifties and early Sixties. John Lennon proclaimed The Shirelles as his favorite group in the early days of Beatlemania.
With their innocent, unblemished vocal style, The Shirelles project a “girl next door” image, and their songs about young love and its travails appeal to all generations of fans. Moreover, The Shirelles’ material and production are uniformly excellent, and transcend the glory years of the early Sixties.
It’s no wonder that The Shirelles were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and are still going strong today!
THE SHIRELLES HITS INCLUDE:
SOLDIER BOY • WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW • DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE • MAMA SAID
BABY IT’S YOU • FOOLISH LITTLE GIRL • TONIGHTS THE NIGHT • I MET HIM ON A SUNDAY and many more!
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