Monday, April 07, 2014
Motown's The Supremes began their career as The Primettes in 1959 and initially recorded for the small LuPine Records without any chart success. They were signed to Motown and their Tamla Records label in 1960. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard then became The Supremes. It wasn't until the release of their 7th record that their career took off in a big way. That single was Where Did Our Love Go, which reached Number One and a million seller.
With the release of Reflections in 1967, the billing for the group changed to Diana Ross And The Supremes, and the same time Florence Ballard was discharged from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong who had been a member of Patti LaBelle's Blue Belles.
Prior to Diana leaving for a solo career, they released three last singles in 1969 and two of them are contenders for your votes as Diana Ross & The Supremes are featured on Voice Your Choice next week on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either No Matter What Sign You Are or The Composer. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.
Posted by Michael Godin at 7:04 PM