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The Supremes  / Las Vegas Legends
Before and after Diana Ross, The Supremes ruled supreme in Las Vegas!
by Billy Ingram

In 1964 The Supremes charted in the Top 40 with "Where Did Our Love Go" and suddenly they were a hot live attraction after years being neglected by audiences and derided for being "the no-hit Supremes."


In 1967 the group was renamed The Supremes with Diana Ross and the group was playing the high end nightclub circuit including dates at The Copacabana. It was only natural that dates on The Strip were in their future.

"Just because I have my standards
they think I'm a bitch."

- Diana Ross

In 1966 and 1967 The Supremes were on the top of the bill at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. In January of 1970 they gave their final performance at the Frontier Hotel, after that Diana Ross embarked on a solo career and was quickly signed to play Las Vegas with her name alone in big letters on the marquee.

A live double album was released of The Supremes' final performance at the Frontier.


The Supremes Without Diana RossThe Supremes began another phase of their act with hits liken "Up the Ladder to the Roof" and "Floy Joy."

They continued to be popular on The Strip however they didn't draw the large number of casino goers that Diana was enjoying in the bigger showrooms - and with the full weight of Motown Records' Berry Gordy behind her.


The Supremes performed their farewell concert at the Drury Lane Theater in London on June 12, 1977.

The reason? The group was disbanded by Motown. 



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