My all time favorite singing group. They were Mary Wilson, Florence (Flo) Ballard, and Diana (Diane) Ross, better
known as The Supremes. Later came Mary, Cindy Birdsong and Diana, and still later came Mary, Cindy, and
Jean Terrell. Though there were a few changes after Mary, Cindy and Jean, I will only post pictures of the first
3 groups. Cindy left, in came Lynda Laurence. Lynda left, Cindy came back. Then there were Mary, Susaye
Green, and Cindy; Mary, Susaye and Scherrie Payne (Freda Payne's sister), etc., etc.
Motown has always been my favorite music.
|The Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Left to right, Flo, Mary , Diana
|Mary, Diana, and Cindy
All the SUPREMES.
Front row, left to right - Lynda, Mary, Cindy, Jean.
Back row, left to right - Florence, Scherrie, Diana, Susaye.
|For more information, you can go to one of the following sites.
To go to Mary Wilson's website, click here.
|The Supremes, Page S-1
|Left to right - Diana, Mary and Florence (Flo).
|Cindy, Jean and Mary.
|To go to Former Ladies of the Supremes, click here.
|For information about the Motown Museum, click here.
Other photos you may like. On the back of the Supremes photo there is a label that reads, "215, Motown Museum,
$5.00" plus a phone number. Diana's photo may look crooked but the original is in the same condition so it had
nothing to do with the scanner. On Mary's photo there were red lips but over the years the red lips have disappeared.
|Was red lips
|Left to right - Scherrie, Susaye, and Mary
Postcard photo of Diana Ross and the Supremes, c. 1967. Photo by James J. Kriegsmann. Michael Ochs Archive.
Bought November 12, 2013 at the National African American History and Culture Museum, Washington, DC.
Left to right: Cindy Birdsong, Diana Ross and Mary Wilson.
April 19, 2020 - I began cleaning out my closets a while back since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment
to a friend. I had to shift things around which had been stored in the closets to make space. In so doing, I decided
to get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet. Damn, I did not know I had that many photo
albums. Before shredding the photos/postcards and souvenirs, I looked at them and decided to keep a few.
I will post what I saved and scanned on various pages. Some photos and postcards may be posted on other
pages. Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo for color, clarity, etc.
What you see is what you get. Watermark will not be added. No kallaloo here, just simplicity.
Below are the photos/postcards/souvenirs being added. Keep in mind, some may be duplicates.
This famous image of The Supremes, created
by artist EULA, graced the posters advertising
their historic October 15, 1965 concert at
Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall.
Exclusive rights licensed by Mary Wilson
Enterprises, Inc. Distributed by Supreme Legacy
The poster I have hanging in my living room since
the 80's reads as follows:
(Top, above the head of The Supremes)
Trude Heller and G. Keys
(Bottom, below feet)
Friday, October 15, 1965 -- 8:30 pm
Mail order and tickets on sale at Philharmonic Hall
$6.80, 6.00, 5.50, 5.00, 4.50, 4.00 and 3.50
Dist. Exclusively by Darien House, Inc.
412 West End Ave, NY, NY 10024
Can you believe the price for tickets back then?
By the way, I found the poster in a barrel of
items on sale/clearance in a store on 5th Avenue.
I think I paid about $3.50 for the poster.
Update, February 9, 2021 - The first line-up of American vocal group, The Supremes, circa 1961 were
Mary Wilson (3/6/44 to 2/8/2021, age 76) , Florence Ballard (6/20/43 - 2/22/76, age 32), Diana Ross and
Barbara Martin (6/16/43 - 3/4/20, age 76). In the early years, the group was called The Primettes. Barbara left the
group to start a family just before the Supremes released their first album, “Meet The Supremes”, in 1962.
She was not on the cover, but her vocals were part of the recordings. May they all rest in peace!
|Front, left to right: Barbara, Mary & Flo.
Back - Diana.
Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)