The Supremes Will Be On Display at Grammy Museum

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The Supremes will be on display at The Grammy Museum later this month. The legendary R&B female group will be the honored with an exhibit entitled Legends of Motown: Celebrating the Supremes, which will be available to the viewing public on June 25th. The exhibit will feature rare artifacts from the personal collection of Mary Wilson, who was the founding member of The Supremes. The viewing public will also get the opportunity to see fan memorabilia, tour books, concert photos, and other photographs of The Supremes.

On June 24th, Wilson will take part in A Conversation With, which is part of the Grammy Museum’s interview series. Legends of Motown: Celebrating the Supremes, the first Motown exhibit at the Grammy Museum, will run through the spring of 2016. “We have been eager to feature an exhibit celebrating Motown since we honored Berry Gordy and Smokey at our inaugural benefit gala,” Bob Santelli, Grammy Museum executive director, stated.

The Supremes consisted of Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard. The trio became the most popular female group in the 1960s by charting some big hits including “Baby Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and “Someday We’ll Be Together.” The Supremes charted an unprecedented 12 Number 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. The group released over twenty studio albums, including their debut project in 1962 entitled Meet The Supremes. Some of their other projects include Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop, More Hits by The Supremes, and I Hear a Symphony. 

In the late 1960s, the trio changed the name of the group to Diana Ross & the Supremes. Motown president Berry Gordy replaced Florence Ballard with Cindy Birdsong in 1967, but Ross left the group three years later to pursue a solo career. When Ross left, the group changed their name back to The Supremes. After several lineup changes, The Supremes officially disbanded in 1977. During their reign as one of the most successful groups in American music history, The Supremes had five projects reach the top of the albums chart and twelve of their projects reached the Top 10.

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