In June 1964, sweet and saucy gal super group, The Supremes, scored their first #1 hit with “Where Did Our Love Go.”
It may have been the trio’s first chart topper but it certainly wasn’t the last! This Motown classic was the first of five songs in a row to nab that top spot. These ladies kept right on going with “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.”
The Supremes first started singing together in Detroit in 1959 as a doo-wop quartet called The Primettes. (They were the openers for their male counterparts, The Primes.) And if you can believe it, co-founders Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson were just 15 at the time!
Even though Diana Ross eventually became the most famous of the three, she was actually the last to be brought in. The Primettes didn’t even start performing right away, because Diana’s parents took a little convincing before giving their permission.
To this very day, The Supremes remain the most successful vocal group ever — male or female — with TWELVE #1 songs!
By the mid-1960s, Diana became the clear fan favorite between her glamour, beauty and sugar-sweet voice.
And in 1967, the group officially rebranded themselves as “DIana Ross and The Supremes.”
You don’t need to have seen “Dreamgirls” to know how that story ended.
Diana went on to have a long and illustrious solo career. In fact, she headlined in fall 2014 in Vegas.
I paid homage to my own personal favorite Supreme by covering her iconic song, Reflections.
As a major fan of both Diana Ross and The Supremes, being able to pay tribute to their legacy and celebrate their music through “Reflections” was amazing. And I’m not going to lie: the glam factor was off-the-charts!!!
Now, you tell me: What’s your favorite Supremes hit? What Supremes song would you like me to cover next?