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  The Supremes
The members of the Supremes - Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson - first came together in a quartet, the Primettes, that had been recruited by singer Paul Williams as a sister act to his locally popular Detroit group, the Primes (later known as the Temptations).
The Supremes successfully made the transition from grueling one-nighters on Motown’s bus caravans to the upscale world of nightclubs like the Copacabana, where the group performed a much-ballyhooed engagement in the summer of 1965.
She was replaced by Jean Terrell, and the Supremes’ hitmaking streak continued with such songs as “Up the Ladder to the Roof” and “Stoned Love.” The trio continued to perform and record into the Seventies, with founding member Mary Wilson keeping the name and the music alive.
www.rockhall.com /inductee/the-supremes   (1070 words)

 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Classic Motown
The Supremes left Detroit in early summer on a Dick Clark tour bus at the bottom of the bill, but with excitement mounting, they returned with their first No. 1 record of five in a row.
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 Supremes phenomenon is often documented with iconic images -- wigs and lashes; homemade teenage dresses that transformed, Cinderella-like, into designer couture; three beautiful faces in repose or in the heat of performance; and that unforgettable Stop!, gesture, to name just a few.
classic.motown.com /artist.aspx?src=supr&aid=43   (1012 words)

 The Supremes
With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, soldout concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade.
The Supremes' first single, issued on the Tamla in April 1961 was "I Want a Guy' and the second an RandB dance tune "Buttered Popcorn" with Ballard on the lead.
The Supremes became the first American group to have three number ones from the same album when "Come See About Me,' released in October, reached number one.
www.history-of-rock.com /supremes.htm   (807 words)

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