Retrieved on July 24, Lu Pine Primettes Motown Supremes. By , the Supremes were international stars. Harvard University Press, The group’s new recordings were not as successful as their earlier releases, although “He’s My Man” from the album The Supremes was a popular disco hit in

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Supremes [CD boxed set liner notes].

The Supremes

InBirdsong, dissatisfied with the management of the Supremes handled at the time by Mary Wilson’s then-husband Pedro Ferrerleft again and was replaced by Susaye Greeneanother former member of Wonderlove.

Encyclopedia of African American Society. Besides the fact that both groups had come up together, the pairings made financial sense: The film’s score was composed by Curtis Mayfieldand the soundtrack album by Aretha Franklin was a commercial success.

Laurence left to start a family; her replacement: PlaybillMay 12, Live in Amsterdam Reflections: Jazz Latin New Age.

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Retrieved April 27, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. An adult can understand nine out of every 10 words they sing. InRoss left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Jean Terrell and the group reverted to being The Supremes again. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.


The tour was canceled after playing only half of the dates on itinerary. Kaaren Ragland performed with Mary Wilson from though the mids. New York TimesApril 5, Lu Pine Primettes Motown Supremes.

Thee friendship, and later the working relationship, between Ross and Ballard became strained. Many of the other Motown performers felt that Berry Gordy was lavishing too much attention upon the group and upon Ross, in particular. Problems within the group and within Motown Records’ stable of performers led to tension among the members of the Supremes.

the primes and the primettes stay

Bloomington, IN Authorhouse Publications. Depression ensued, and Ballard began to drink excessively, gaining weight until she could no longer comfortably wear many of her stage outfits. Under advisement from Berry Gordy, Wilson declined to reunite, and the idea was scrapped.

the primes and the primettes stay

ByBallard would not show up for recording dates, or would arrive at shows too inebriated to perform. Cindy Birdsong left the group in Aprilafter recording the Floy Joy album, to start a family; her replacement was Lynda Laurencea former member of Stevie Wonder ‘s backup group, Third Generation a predecessor to Wonderlove.


The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hitspage They toured the world, becoming almost as popular ptimettes as they were in the US.

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Birdsong first appeared with the Supremes in Ballard’s place at a benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl on April 29, The Definitive Performances — Motown Thus, the newly named Supremes continued as a trio. Due to the tension within the group and stringent touring schedules, neither Mary Wilson nor Cindy Birdsong appear on many of these stsy they were replaced on these recordings by session singers such as the Andantes.

the primes and the primettes stay

Dancing in the Street: Nevertheless, on January 15 the group signed with Motown as the Supremes.