Happy Birthday Mary Wilson (of the Supremes)!

Formed in modest fashion by a trio of teenage girls from Detroit's Brewster housing project, the Supremes went on to become Motown's biggest act of the 60s and the most successful "girl group" of an era.  Originally called the Primettes (the female counterparts to the Primes - later called the Temptations) the group consisted of Diane (later Diana) Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown (later replaced by Barbara Martin, who left the group a trio by 1964).  They came together in 1959 and soon shared the dream of many Detroiters of being signed by the upstart music label Motown.  Upon their high school graduation their dream came true.

Formed in modest fashion by a trio of teenage girls from Detroit's Brewster housing project, the Supremes went on to become Motown's biggest act of the 60s and the most successful "girl group" of an era.  Originally called the Primettes (the female counterparts to the Primes - later called the Temptations) the group consisted of Diane (later Diana) Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown (later replaced by Barbara Martin, who left the group a trio by 1964).  They came together in 1959 and soon shared the dream of many Detroiters of being signed by the upstart music label Motown.  Upon their high school graduation their dream came true.

 

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