The Supremes, 1966

The Supremes, 1966

I think this pic is so cute lol. Not sure what year it was taken.

I think this pic is so cute lol. Not sure what year it was taken.

“In Hamburg, Germany, where the Supremes appeared on television, the “Hamburger Abendecho” gushed that they are “America’s sweetest girls, “with “voices dear as bells” and who are “slim and supple like pussy willows.””
- I find things like this interesting.
headforhippieland ask: what are all the songs mary sang lead on?
  • Come and Get These Memories
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • Our day Will Come
  • It Makes No Difference Now (shared lead)
  • Falling In Love With Love (shared lead)
  • Breathtaking Guy (Small verse)

Mary didn’t start singing more till after Diana left.

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Run, Run, Run
The Supremes · Where Did Our Love Go
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The Supremes- Run, Run, Run (1964)

The Supremes on their first visit to London, 1964

The Supremes on their first visit to London, 1964

The Supremes, 1965

The Supremes, 1965

Date Change (Update)

I was right the first time lol.The Italy pic is from 68. Sorry guys, I’m just really particular about making sure I give out the right dates. Don’t wanna give anyone the wrong information. 

Diana Ross and The Supremes, 1967

Diana Ross and The Supremes, 1967

The Supremes and Berry Gordy, 1966

Performing on the Hollywood Palace, 1969

Performing on the Hollywood Palace, 1969

thecloudedminded:

For some reason, I do not know why, but the accomplishments of Black women from the 1960’s music scene have been completely diminished by modern listeners/critics. A big hoopla (deservedly so) was made over 50th anniversary accomplishments for The Beatles “Hard Day’s Night” and their coming to America, almost nothing was said about the 50th anniversary of “Where Did Our Love Go”.
Completely not fitting for a group that had 12 number one records in a period of 6 years, their final number one single being the very closing number 1 of the entire decade when “Someday We’ll be Together” was at the top the last week of December 1969.
Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson placed second only to The Beatles in their prime. The versatility in their music stretched from the Motown sound, to covers of Beatles, country, Sam Cooke, Broadway, and classic pop standards and beyond.
Sorry, Supremes, it is an embarrassment the music industry really doesn’t care for you and your female contemporaries of the time.
They had class. And honey, you were terrific.


Best Tumblr post ever! It’s a shame how the Supremes never get the credit they deserved, partly the reason why I started this blog.

thecloudedminded:

For some reason, I do not know why, but the accomplishments of Black women from the 1960’s music scene have been completely diminished by modern listeners/critics. A big hoopla (deservedly so) was made over 50th anniversary accomplishments for The Beatles “Hard Day’s Night” and their coming to America, almost nothing was said about the 50th anniversary of “Where Did Our Love Go”.

Completely not fitting for a group that had 12 number one records in a period of 6 years, their final number one single being the very closing number 1 of the entire decade when “Someday We’ll be Together” was at the top the last week of December 1969.

Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson placed second only to The Beatles in their prime. The versatility in their music stretched from the Motown sound, to covers of Beatles, country, Sam Cooke, Broadway, and classic pop standards and beyond.

Sorry, Supremes, it is an embarrassment the music industry really doesn’t care for you and your female contemporaries of the time.

They had class. And honey, you were terrific.

Best Tumblr post ever! It’s a shame how the Supremes never get the credit they deserved, partly the reason why I started this blog.