The Mary Wilson, co-founder of the Supremes

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Mary Wilson

In this April 4, 2019, file photo, Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, is escorted after singing the national anthem before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit. Wilson died in Las Vegas, publicist Jay Schwartz told KABC-TV. When she died and other details weren’t immediately clear. She was 76. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of “Meet the Supremes,” 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, “Where Did Our Love Go,” 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 WILSON’s, life is full of rich stories, from coming out of the Detroit projects into being a part of Motown’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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