October 5, 2015
The Supremes made music history on March 27, 1965, when they became the first group to have four number one hits in a row.
“Stop In The Name Of Love” was recorded January 5th and entered the Pop Chart February 20th. Five weeks later it reached the top of the charts for a two week stay.
The question was, could they make it five in a row. Stay tuned.
April 23, 2015
It took the Supremes several years and a number of failed singles before they became successful. “Where Did Our Love Go” hit the top of the charts August 22, 1964. Two months later, on October 31, 1964, they reached number one again with “Baby Love,” where it remained for four weeks.
Their second number one hit established Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson as one of the top vocal groups in the United States. They may not have known it at the time but the best was yet to come.
February 21, 2015
Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson’s career was going nowhere. They had released eight singles with little success. All that was about to change courtesy of Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes.
The Marvelettes had turned down the Holland-Dozier-Holland song “Where Did Our Love Go” and it ended up being offered to the Supremes. They recorded the song April 8, 1964, and just over four weeks later, beginning on August 22, it was the number one song in the United States for two weeks.
A career was resurrected but the best was yet to come.