The Supremes

In 1959, the success of the Detroit, MI-based male singing group The Primes-itself a predecessor of the cultural phenomenon The Temptations-spawned a sister group known as The Primettes. Making up the band were singers ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Music (33)

Before I Go To Sleep 2014 (Movie)

("You Keep Me Hangin' On") (Song Performer)

Listen Up Philip 2014 (Movie)

("I Hear A Symphony") (Song Performer)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" (Song Performer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("Baby Love") (Song Performer)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("You Keep Me Hangin' On") (Song Performer)

Diana Ross and the Supremes: Opening Night Live 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Sixth Sense 1999 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

("Baby Love") (Song Performer)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

("I Hear a Symphony") (Song Performer)

Hide and Seek 1997 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Stoned Love") (Song Performer)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

("Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart") (Song Performer)

Disney's D-TV Valentine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

("You Can't Hurry Love") (Song Performer)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song Performer)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Come See About Me") (Song Performer)

Cannonball Run II 1984 (Movie)

("Stop in the Name of Love") (Song Performer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("Stop! In the Name of Love") (Song Performer)

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

("Baby Love") (Song Performer)

National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 (Movie)

("Stop! In the Name of Love") (Song Performer)

The Hollywood Knights 1980 (Movie)

("Baby Love") (Song Performer)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Stop in the Name of Love" "Baby Love" "Where Did Our Love Go") (Song Performer)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

("Baby Love") (Song Performer)

Cooley High 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Beach Ball 1965 (Movie)

("Come to the Beach Ball With Me") (Theme Song Performer)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1964 (Movie)

(for "The Bikini Machine") (Song Performer)

The Story of Mothers & Daughters (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (9)

More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Rock and Roll 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (04/19/73) 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smokey Robinson Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bing Crosby Show (10/23/68) 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Rodgers and Hart Today 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

It's What's Happening, Baby! 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In 1959, the success of the Detroit, MI-based male singing group The Primes-itself a predecessor of the cultural phenomenon The Temptations-spawned a sister group known as The Primettes. Making up the band were singers Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown, both personal affiliates of Primes members, as well as Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. Over the two years to follow, the quartet accrued a fandom by performing with a number of big name artists, going onto make their recording debut with the single "Tears of Sorrow" (1960). Shortly afterward, McGlown left the band and was replaced by Barbara Martin. Ultimately, the Primettes earned a record deal with Motown executive Berry Gordy, who prompted the change of their name to "The Supremes." Under this new handle, the band got off to a rocky start, underperforming with a slew of singles and their first album, <i>Meet the Supremes</i> (1962). The Supremes lost Martin before their follow-up release, <i>Where Did Our Love Go</i> (1964), which became a colossal hit. Further successes amounted over the years to follow; <i>More Hits by the Supremes</i> (1965), <i>The Supremes A' Go-Go</i> (1966), and <i>The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland</i> (1967) were among their top-charting albums. Ross' rising popularity shifted the focus toward Ross as the star of the band, which led to conflict between her and Ballard; Ballard left the band in the late '60s, leading to a rebranding of the band as Diana Ross & The Supremes. Ross herself left the group a few years later to explore a solo career. Again known simply as The Supremes, the band went through a series of personnel shifts over the course of the next few years-notable members included Cindy Birdsong, Jean Terrell, and Sherrie Payne. After a period of releases whose reception paled in comparison to those from their earlier period, The Supremes disbanded in 1977.

Milestones

1968

Released final single with Diana Ross, "Someday We'll Be Together"

1964

Hit the charts with "Where Did Our Love Go"

1962

Made their album debut with <i>Meet the Supremes</i>.

Bonus Trivia

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Formed as a sister group to the popular Motown band The Primes, called The Primettes.

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The band went by the name Diana Ross & The Supremes briefly during the late '60s.

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The Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" (1981) and its 2006 feature film adaptation was based on the real life experiences of The Supremes.

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