The Mary Wilson, co-founder of the Supremes
January 23, 2013
Last month marked the 50th anniversary of â€śMeet the Supremes,â€ť the first album featuring the seminal female vocal group. From 1963-1969, the group scored 10 number one hits, including their first number one pop hit in 1964, â€śWhere Did Our Love Go,â€ť which was followed by four consecutive chart-toppers, and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show over 20 times. Our guest and founding Supremes member, MARY WILSONâ€™s, life is full of rich stories, from coming out of the Detroit projects into being a part of Motownâ€™s legendary sound, to shaping a solo career and being tapped by then Secretary-of-State, Colin Powell, to be a U.S. cultural ambassador. She is in Philadelphia for her new exhibition of Supremes gowns, presented by the African American Museum, “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Legacy Collection,” which opens Friday, January 25th and runs through June 2013.
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