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The Supremes were the top Motown act of the 1960s. They began in Detroit as a backup group known as The Primettes, the sister act to The Primes (who, with members of The Distants, would later form The Temptations). The Primettes founding members were Diana Ross, Florence Ballard (June 30, 1943 - February 22, 1976), Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 - February 8, 2021), and Betty McGlown (June 30, 1941 - January 12, 2008). In 1960, Barbara Martin (June 16, 1943 - March 4, 2020) replaced Betty McGlown, and in 1961, the group signed up with Motown as The Supremes.

In 1962, The Supremes debuted nationally with "Your Heart Belongs To Me," which was followed by a very long string of hits on both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts through 1977. The group's fame took off in 1964 with the smash hit, "Where Did Our Love Go." This song was soon followed by a long string of other chart-toppers that included "Baby Love" (1964), "Come See About Me" (1964), "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (1965), "Back In My Arms Again" (1965), "I Hear A Symphony" (1965), "You Can't Hurry Love" (1966), "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (1966), "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" (1967), "The Happening" (1967), "Love Child" (1968), and "Someday We'll Be Together" (1969).

Over the years, The Supremes had a number of key personnel changes. In 1962, Barbara Martin left the group, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio. In 1967, Cindy Birdsong joined the group (renamed Diana Ross & The Supremes), replacing Florence Ballard. In 1970, lead singer Diana Ross left to pursue a highly successful solo career, and was replaced by Jean Terrell. Several other group member changes followed thereafter, and in 1977, The Supremes finally disbanded.

The Supremes were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. They have also received numerous other honors and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk in 1994 and an induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.




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