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"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
- Diana Ross

 

 

 

 

The Supremes without Diana Ross  / Las Vegas Legends
PART TWO
by Billy Ingram

"Politeness is only one half politeness
and the other half lying."

Remember when ‘Diane’ Ross pushed Mary Wilson out off the way on the Motown 25 TV special in May of 1983? Good times…

Here’s a mashup of interviews (spanning more than three decades) given by former Supreme Mary Wilson, in particular talking about Diana Ross.

Diana Ross & the Supremes gave their final performance on January 14, 1970 at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, the 2 disc soundtrack of that performance is a tremendously entertaining recording.

The Supremes continued to score top ten hits even after lead singer Diana Ross left the trio in ====, as did Ross beginning with ‘Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand then Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Diana Ross attained superstar status.

In 1972, the Supremes scored their last Top 20 hit single, "Floy Joy", written and produced by the legendary Smokey Robinson. On June 12, 1977, the Supremes performed their farewell concert at the Drury Lane Theater in London and Motown disbanded the girl group.

Diana Ross was reunited with Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong to perform "Someday We'll Be Together" on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever TV special in 1983, where she famously - and rudely - pushed Mary aside to take center stage.

Famously, when Diana Ross put together a ‘reunion’ of The Supremes in 2000 she again pushed Mary away, by way of offering what Mary considered to be an insulting compensation package, reportedly $3 million to Diana’s $12 million.

The 'Return To Love' so-called reunion was a tremendous disappointment and a huge failure solely because Mary wasn’t involved. The tour was canceled after playing only half of the dates on the planned itinerary.

In 2014, Mary Wilson indicated she would be open to a actual reunion tour.

The Primettes
1959–1960
• Florence Ballard
• Diana Ross
• Mary Wilson
• Betty McGlown

The Primettes/The Supremes
1960–1962
• Florence Ballard
• Diana Ross
• Mary Wilson
• Barbara Martin

The Supremes
1962–1967
• Florence Ballard
• Diana Ross
• Mary Wilson

Diana Ross & the Supremes
1967–1970
• Diana Ross
• Mary Wilson
• Cindy Birdsong

The Supremes
1970–1972
• Mary Wilson
• Cindy Birdsong
• Jean Terrell

The Supremes
1972–1973
• Mary Wilson
• Jean Terrell
• Lynda Laurence

The Supremes
1973–1976
• Mary Wilson
• Cindy Birdsong
• Scherrie Payne

The Supremes
1976–1977
• Mary Wilson
• Scherrie Payne
• Susaye Greene


Hit Shows of the Seventies: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy / Gene Roddenberry in the 1970s / 1977-1978 Superhero & Science Fiction TV Shows / Patrick Duffy of Dallas Interview / Wonder Woman Leaves Paradise Island / Best Season of Dallas Ever? / Ken Berry Interview / TV Show Book Tie-Ins / 1972 Jackie Robinson Interview / Dr. Strange 1978 TV Movie / Kathy Garver Interview / Mary Kay Place Albums of the 1970s / The Supremes - Mary Wilson vs Diana Ross / Remembering Ken Berry / Bruce / Caitllyn Jenner? / Billy Crash Craddock Interview / Bill Cosby - WTF?!? / Top Ten Sitcoms of the 1970s / Dallas vs Eight is Enough / 1974 MAD Magazine TV Special - Never Aired! / Partridge Family and Brady Bunch at Kings Island theme park 1972-73 / Jack Benny's Last Tonight Show 1974 / Ed Asner Interview / Emmy Award Multiple Winners / Nathaniel Taylor aka Rollo Lawson / Mary Kay Place Albums of the 1970s / That Girl & TV's Single Working Women / Can You Identify These Stars? / Betty White vs Joan Rivers / Paul Lynde's Greatest Hollywood Squares Zingers / Sonny Comedy Revue / Star Trek Animated / Dark Shadows / Hal Linden Interview / Dark Shadows Movies / Dark Shadows Novels / The Night Stalker / One of the Funniest Carol Burnett Show Skits Ever / Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson / Johnny Carson interviews Lucille Ball / Dawn Wells / Betty White : An Appreciation / Bette Davis' 2 Best Interviews 1971 / Barbara Eden Interview / Gavin McLeod / Spider-Man 77 / The Next Step Beyond / The Music Dark Shadows / 1970 TV Shows / Mike Connors Remembered / Mike Wallace, Virginia Graham & Jim Longworth / Dick Clark / Woody Allen Hosts Tonight Show 1971 / Carson Tonight Show / Alan Alda Interview / Jackie Gleason Show / 1973 TV Shows / Thriller / Post Modern Sitcoms / Elvis in Greensboro / Remembering Dick Van Patten / TV Dating Shows / The Jacksons TV Show / Fall Previews of the 70s / Lance Link, Secret Chimp / Star Wars Holiday Special / Alias Smith and Jones / 1977 Year in Review / Top Ten 1970-76 / The Rockford Files / All in the Family / Sam Hall (Dark Shadows) Interview / Actor Ed Nelson / Death of Archie / Battlestar Galactica / Wonder Woman / Network Jingles / Class of '74 / Happy Days / Good Times / Mr. Bill / Dinah! / Maude / Doris Day Show / Pamelyn Ferdin Interview / The Bicentennial Minute / Jingles & Catch Phrases of the 1970s / Early Cable TV 1970s / TV commercials for Women / TV Moms / Country Music TV Shows of the 1960s & 1970s / Betty White Show / Ron Palillo / Shirley Jones Interview / Tom Bosley / Rodney Dangerfield / How Sanford & Son Ended / Sanford & Son Spin-Off Grady / Great Memoirs / Virginia Graham Show / The "N" Word on TV / 10 Classic Comedy Routines You Have To Laugh At Before You Die / Hollywood Squares / 1970's Teen Idols & The Hudson Brothers / TV Stars with 3 Hit Shows / The Rookies / Unsold Pilots / Jackie Cooper / The Good Guys / Match Game / Make Room For Granddaddy / Mannix & Gail Fisher / Bette Midler in the 1970s / Bonus 1970's Stuff: Silent Star Marion Mack / Biff Burger / 1970s Fast Food Chains / Latin Casino / Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire / 1970's Daytime Talk Shows / The Fess Parker Show / Brady Bunch Sex Dungeon? / Love, Loss & What I Watched

 

 

THE SUPREMES
without Diana Ross 

YOUR GO-GO HOST: Billy Ingram

  • The Supremes (aka the Primettes and Diana Ross & the Supremes)
    • Florence Ballard (1959–67)
    • Mary Wilson (1959–77)
    • Diana Ross (1959–70)
    • Betty McGlown (1959–60)
    • Barbara Martin (1960–62)
    • Cindy Birdsong (1967–72, 1973–76)
    • Jean Terrell (1970–73)
    • Lynda Laurence (1972–73)
    • Scherrie Payne (1973–77)
    • Susaye Greene (1976–77)

 

 

 

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