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  Rock On The Net: Diana Ross
Diana Ross was born Diane Earle on March 26, 1944 in Michigan where she was raised in the housing projects.
Diana performed for free at Central Park in New York after the first day was rained out with the memorable image of Diana performing a few songs before torrential rains became too much for the concert.
Diana was cited for drunk driving suspicions in Arizona after she was pulled over by the police and had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
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  Diana Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American soul, RandB and pop singer and actress.
Ross is one of the most successful female artists of her era, both due to her solo work and her role as lead singer of The Supremes during the 1960s.
The former, produced by longtime Ross collaborators Ashford and Simpson, was hailed as one of her strongest solo recordings while the latter, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the legendary disco band CHIC, became the singer's biggest-selling record in her career, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diana_Ross   (3712 words)

 Diana Ross - MSN Encarta
Diana Ross, born in 1944, American popular singer, one of the most influential recording artists of the Motown era (1960s) and the disco period of rhythm-and-blues (R&B) music (late 1970s to early 1980s).
Known for her seductive vocal style and glamorous appearance, Ross helped her vocal group the Supremes become one of the most successful acts in the history of popular music.
Ross and the Supremes were at the center of media attention in the mid-1960s, with Ross especially taking on a larger-than-life persona in her array of dress wigs and glitzy gowns.
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 Diana Ross biography
Ross is returning to her roots and embarking on a national tour with The Supremes, Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne.
Ross the chance to perform the songs that seduced and dazzled an entire generation since she left the group in 1970.
Ross performing jazz and blues and music that she loves, and was shot live from New York City in an intimate setting, evoking a smoky after-hours scene.
www.topblacks.com /entertainment/diana-ross.htm   (823 words)

 Diana Ross fotos, fotos de Diana Ross, Diana Ross biografia, Diana Ross galeria de fotos, Diana Ross desnuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ross is returning to her roots and embarking on a national tour with The Supremes, Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne.
Ross the chance to perform the songs that seduced and dazzled an entire generation since she left the group in 1970.
Diana Ross also has the distinction of being honored when the VH1 network salutes her with "VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross." Some of the acts paying tribute to this legend include Mariah Carey, Faith Hill and Donna Summer.
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 Diana Ross - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: As a solo artist, Diana Ross is one of the most successful female singers of the rock era.
Ross' third film role came in The Wiz (October 1978).
The Boss (May 1979) was a gold-selling album, followed by the platinum-selling Diana (May 1980) (the second of her solo albums with that name, though the other, a 1971 TV soundtrack, had an exclamation mark).
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 Diana Ross and the Supremes
Stuck between the ambitious characters of Florence and Diana, Mary was the stable and consoling element.
Diana & Marvin Gaye on CD Not only the change in name from The Supremes to Diana Ross & The Supremes was a signal that Diana Ross would start a solo career.
Diana Ross had become the star of The Supremes and therefore the news that she would leave the group did not come as a surprise.
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Ross had not earned much recognition for her jazz singing, and although by 1992 she was four years past the age at which Holiday herself died, she was still essentially a pop singer.
Ross exhibited a bubbly stage presence that played more to the cameras capturing the show than the audio feed, and she sang the songs with warmth and enthusiasm, if without any real resemblance to Holiday or jazz sensibility.
Diana Ross remained a larger-than-life figure throughout the 1990's, but she hadn't had a major hit since 1986.
www.discomuseum.com /DianaRoss.html   (2691 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 30 | 2002: Diana Ross arrested for drink-driving
Motown singer Diana Ross has been arrested by police on suspicion of drinking and driving after her car was seen swerving across a road.
Ms Ross, who was described by the officers as "polite and cooperative" even though she denied she had been drinking, was charged with three driving offences.
Diana Ross was sentenced to two days in jail in February 2004 after she admitted drinking and driving.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/30/newsid_4111000/4111955.stm   (429 words)

 The Smoking Gun: Archive
Diana Ross was so plastered when pulled over by Arizona police yesterday (12/30), the singer could not accurately write down the alphabet, list numbers sequentially, or tell officers the time or date.
Ross, who apparently has been staying at Tucson's ritzy Canyon Ranch spa, denied that she had been drinking when first approached by cops.
At the time, Ross had emerged from a white Pontiac she had parked in a handicapped spot in front of a closed Blockbuster outlet.
www.thesmokinggun.com /archive/dianaross1.html   (183 words)

 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Classic Motown
It also made Diana Ross and the Supremes' body of work an absolute amazement of riches: it's hard, without the charts in front of you, to recall which were No. 1's and which weren't, since they all sound like No 1's in retrospect.
Diana Ross and the Supremes' hits turned out to be both timely and timeless: the rhythm and drama of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" predicted disco's hyperactivity, while "Reflections" and "Love Child" responded to shifting musical and social trends, but maintained the emotional immediacy of the first Supremes hits.
The visuals of Diana Ross and the Supremes were imprinted on America's consciousness at the same time that their run of hits was mounting.
classic.motown.com /artist.aspx?ob=ros&src=lb&aid=43   (1012 words)

 Diana Ross Tribute
Diana's chocolate-velvet complexion is flawless even with little make-up, and her slim figure is a designer's dream.
Diana's memoirs "Secrets of a Sparrow" were published in 1993, and demonstrated yet again that she radiates love in her private life as well as her professional life.
Diana Ross is a beam of light that radiates mightily in this sometimes dreary world, and that light is felt by all of us who are in the aura of its brilliance.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Boulevard/8612/ross.html   (542 words)

 Music by Diana Ross @ SmasHitsUSA.com
Diana Ross was born Diane Ross in Detroit, Mich. on March 26, 1944.
Diana Ross was especially favored by Motown president Berry Gordy, who thought she had the vocal talent and charisma for a successful solo career.
Throughout the '60s Ross was increasingly prominent in the group, culminating in a change in the trio's name to "Diana Ross and the Supremes." Finally in January 1970 Ross left the Supremes for a long-expected solo career.
www.smashitsusa.com /index.cfm?Page=Audio&SubPage=ArtistDetails&ArtistID=87   (285 words)

 Diana Ross 
Diana Ross says her feelings are mixed on movie `Dreamgirls'.
Ross also suggested to the hip hop crowd that it is possible to be classy, contemporary, and cool without diving into the salacious behavior used in many videos / live performances.
Diana Ross attends a Qatar Airways gala to celebrate their inaugural flights to NYC, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall - Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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 Diana Ross Enters Rehab - May 20, 2002 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Diana Ross voluntarily entered Promises to clear up some personal issues before she starts on a summer tour in both the U.S. and abroad," her publicist, Paul Bloch, said in a statement.
Ross' publicist did not disclose what's ailing her, nor would he say when her treatment started or when she'll complete it.
In February 2000, Ross also split with her husband of 14 years, shipping magnate Arne Ness, because the two were going their separate ways...literally: He wanted to reside in Europe, while she liked living in America.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,10026,00.html   (482 words)

 Diana Ross - Classic Motown
While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes.
Throughout her final years with the group, Ross was being groomed for a solo career under the close personal supervision of Gordy.
In late 1969, he announced that Ross would be leaving the Supremes, and she played her final concert with the group in January 1970.
classic.motown.com /artist.aspx?ob=ros&src=lb&aid=40   (445 words)

 AskMen.com - Diana Ross pictures
Diana's reign as a sex symbol began during her years with the Supremes, and extended well into the '80s.
Diana has always been regarded as an incredible beauty, and has kept herself looking fit and fabulous into her later years.
The '70s saw Diana become sexy and sophisticated, and her style moved toward the elegant and the glamorous in the mid-'80s.
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 The Supremes
Ross is a bit too laid-back, but with no good melodies to work with, she never really had a chance.
Ross is in fine voice throughout, although she does overreach on "Stranger In Paradise" (not the standard she'd sung on I Hear A Symphony).
Ross' voice is completely wasted, since she sings in the half-spoken, breathy style that Janet Jackson uses to cover for the fact that she doesn't have a powerful voice.
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 Diana Ross
I have to give Diana Ross this much: she could easily have spent the summer sitting around her gigantic Greenwich mansion lounging by her pool and watching the occasional polo match in her neighborhood.
Ross missed the thrill of being a player in the entertainment industry, particularly the adrenaline rush of performing before a worshiping crowd.
Ross tried her best to recreate her glory days by coming out in a silver lame dress while sporting what looked to be a five-pound wig.
www.usmusicvault.com /dianarosssupremesmsg.html   (596 words)

 VH1.com : Diana Ross : Biography
As a solo artist, Diana Ross is one of the most successful female singers of the rock era.
The soundtrack went to number one, and Ross was nominated for an Academy Award.
The Boss (May 1979) was a gold-selling album, followed by the platinum-selling Diana (May 1980) (the second of her solo albums with that name, though the other, a 1971 TV soundtrack, had an exclamation mark).
www.vh1.com /artists/az/ross_diana/bio.jhtml   (613 words)

 Diana Ross
One of the most widely-known female performers in the world since the 1960s, Diana Ross was born in Detroit and spent most of her childhood living in the city's Brewster Housing Projects.
By this time, Ross had fully assumed the role of The Supremes' lead singer -- a situation that was clearly established by the replacement of Florence Ballard (who sang lead on some of the earlier recordings) with Cindy Birdsong and an alteration of the group's name to Diana Ross and The Supremes in 1967.
Both Ross' performance in the film and the accompanying soundtrack release were extremely well-received -- the former earning her an Oscar nomination and the latter becoming her only full-length album to reach the #1 position.
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 Amazon.com: Diana Ross: Music: Diana Ross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The only surprise in Diana Ross forging a solo career outside the Supremes is how long she waited to do it.
Diana actually sings and emotes beautifully (with the help of Ashford Simpson) and it is sad that she became such a b#tch and couldn't hold on to her amazing ability.
I doubt that these songs would have been a good course for Diana to emphasize in her career (which, apparently, she knew), but, again, it is enjoyable to hear her singing these tunes very different from what we are used to hearing from her.
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 BBC News | UK | Diana Ross freed after arrest
Pop legend Diana Ross is on her way to New York after she was cautioned by police over an alleged assault on a security officer at Heathrow Airport in London.
The arrest followed a complaint from a member of the airport's staff that she was assaulted as she attempted a body search on Miss Ross in the security area at Terminal Four.
Miss Ross said in a statement earlier that her reaction to the search was a "natural instinct" to fight back when humiliated.
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 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Girl Group 1950's 1960's
Also, unlike many of her contemporaries, Diana Ross sung in a thin, calm voice, and her vocal styling was matched by having the girls embellish their own femininity instead of imitating the qualities of male groups.
Diana Ross and The Supremes gave their final performance together on January 14, 1970 at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas; a live recording of the performance was released later that year in a double-LP box set entitled Farewell.
Diana Ross briefly reunited with Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong to perform "Someday We'll Be Together" on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special, broadcast on NBC on May 16, 1983.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /supremes.html   (4079 words)

 Diana Ross News
Click here to watch Diana Ross' video "Workin' Overtime" A lost Diana Ross album of standards will be released June 20, 35 years after the soul great recorded it as a companion to her 'Lady Sings The Blues'...
An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this summer.
SUPERSTAR Diana Ross struggles with her emotions at the funeral of comedian Richard Pryor.
www.topix.net /who/diana-ross   (661 words)

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